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ERIC Number: EJ1257800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
Facilitators' Perspectives on a Psychoeducational Program for Parents of an Autistic Child
Decroocq, Candice; Soulas, Thierry; Lichtlé, Jérôme; Sankey, Carol; Engelberg, Aaron; Cappe, Emilie
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v24 n5 p1273-1285 Jul 2020
The recent increase of diagnosed cases of autism spectrum disorders has led to a considerable rise in the demands for autism-related services and interventions. Parents express the need to access relevant information about their child's difference, and parent support interventions appear to respond effectively to this demand, as they are knowledge-focused and offer indirect support to the child. The aim of this study was to capture the subjective experience of facilitators who implemented a psychoeducational program called "Beyond PDD: Parental Skills within My Reach." Structured interviews of the facilitators (N = 18) provided insight on institutional support, issues related to the program itself, required and/or recommended professional background, personal experience and competences, and difficulties linked to recruitment and research criteria. Recommendations aiming to enhance program implementation and delivery were then created using facilitators' feedback on these aspects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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