ERIC Number: EJ1149599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Impact of Stepping Stones Triple P on Parents with a Child Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Implications for School Psychologists
VanVoorhis, Richard W.; Miller, Kenneth L.; Miller, Susan M.; Stull, Judith C.
School Psychology Forum, v9 n2 p121-142 Sum 2015
The Stepping Stones Positive Parenting Program (Stepping Stones Triple P; SSTP) was designed for caregivers of children with disabilities to improve select parental variables such as parenting styles, parental satisfaction, and parental competency, and to reduce parental stress and child problem behaviors. This study focused on SSTP training for caregivers whose children were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Eighteen caregivers of children diagnosed with ASD who attended a university-based autism center participated in a quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest control group study. Results revealed a statistically significant improvement for caregivers in the intervention group on the Parenting scale total score and also on this measure's Laxness subscale from pretest to posttest time periods. There was also a significant improvement for caregivers in the intervention group on the Parenting scale Verbosity subscale from pretest to delayed posttest. Implications of the study for school psychologists are identified and directions for future research are specified.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, School Psychologists, Parent Education, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Parent Attitudes, Competence, Stress Management, Behavior Problems, Training, Quasiexperimental Design, Pretests Posttests, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Stress Variables, Check Lists, Surveys, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Parenting Stress Index
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