ERIC Number: EJ1179339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Telehealth Parent Training in the Early Start Denver Model: Results from a Randomized Controlled Study
Vismara, Laurie A.; McCormick, Carolyn E. B.; Wagner, Amy L.; Monlux, Katernia; Nadhan, Anna; Young, Gregory S.
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v33 n2 p67-79 Jun 2018
Telehealth training may benefit parents' use of early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study is one of the few randomized trials to compare telehealth parent training in the Early Start Denver Model (P-ESDM) with a community treatment-as-usual, early intervention program. Parents were randomized to 12 weekly 1.5-hr videoconferencing sessions with website access to P-ESDM learning resources or to monthly 1.5-hr videoconferencing sessions with website access to alternative resources to support their intervention. Telehealth training facilitated higher parent fidelity gains and program satisfaction for more of the P-ESDM than the community group at the end of the 12-week training and at follow-up. Children's social communication skills improved for both groups regardless of parent fidelity. Findings suggest the feasibility of telehealth training with improved parent intervention usage and satisfaction from the program. However, the impact of these effects on children's development over time is yet to be understood.
Descriptors: Parent Education, Early Intervention, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Randomized Controlled Trials, Videoconferencing, Comparative Analysis, Skill Development, Communication Skills, Child Development, Fidelity, Program Effectiveness, Outcome Measures, Parent Attitudes, Satisfaction, Diagnostic Tests, Observation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: California
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