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ERIC Number: EJ1137029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 12
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ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Parents with Intellectual Disabilities Experiencing Challenging Child Routines: A Pilot Study Using Embedded Self-Determination Practices
Knowles, Christen; Blakely, Allison; Hansen, Sarah; Machalicek, Wendy
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v30 n3 p433-444 May 2017
Background: Practices to facilitate self-determination have not received appropriate attention in research concerning parents with intellectual disabilities (ID). Likewise, parenting interventions for adults with intellectual disabilities have seldom observed both parent and child behavioural outcomes. Methods: This study evaluated the effectiveness of a parenting intervention embedded with self-determination facilitation practices for two dyads of a parent with intellectual disabilities and their young child. The interventions focused on increasing parents' ability to correctly implement steps of a parenting routine while reducing occurrence of challenging child behaviour. Results: The results of the study demonstrated two basic effects of correctly completed steps of the parenting routine and a reduction of challenging child behaviour. Parents also reported decreased feelings of stress during the routine following completion of the intervention. Conclusions: Implications for future research and replication of this pilot study are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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