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ERIC Number: EJ1147744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8705
Parent Training for Families Who Have Children with Autism: A Review of the Literature
Suppo, Jennifer; Floyd, Kim
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v31 n2 p12-26 Jun 2012
The purpose of this review was to examine the literature on parent training for parents of children with autism. Families with a child diagnosed with autism often face a discrepancy between their need for services and the availability of services either because they live in geographically distant areas or because they are on a long wait list for services. Researchers have found that parents, if trained, can serve as a facilitator of positive change for their child. There is a plethora of home- and facility-based parent training services. Noticeably absent, however, are studies that directly address the needs of families with limited access to parent training (e.g., families who live in rural areas). In this review, the researchers demonstrate a gap in providing parent training to those who do not have access to these services. The researchers provide implications for research and practice to bridge the gap.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A