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ERIC Number: EJ810180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Parents' Involvement in Their Children's Behavioral Intervention Programs: Parent and Therapist Perspectives
Solish, Abbie; Perry, Adrienne
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v2 n4 p728-738 Oct 2008
Although the need for active parent involvement in Intensive Behavioral Intervention (IBI) has been emphasized by professionals in the field, little research has explored this involvement or what it entails. A parent self-report questionnaire and a similar therapist questionnaire were designed for this study, in which parent "Involvement" and five variables believed to influence "Involvement" were operationalized and measured. The independent variables included: parents' "Self-efficacy"; "Knowledge" of autism and IBI; "Belief" in IBI; "Perception of Child Progress"; and "Stress". Forty-eight parents and 34 therapists completed questionnaires about parents' involvement. Both similarities and discrepancies were noted between parent and therapist report. Parents' "Self-efficacy", "Knowledge", and "Belief" in IBI were significantly correlated with their "Involvement". Furthermore, according to parent report, "Self-efficacy" accounted for almost half of the variance in predicting Involvement, even when controlling for child characteristics. Clinical implications are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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