ERIC Number: EJ818756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
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Reference Count: 83
Adapting Webster-Stratton's Incredible Years Parent Training for Children with Developmental Delay: Findings from a Treatment Group Only Study
McIntyre, L. L.
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, v52 n12 p1176-1192 Dec 2008
Background: Children with intellectual or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) are more likely than typically developing children to experience behaviour problems. Parent training, such as the Incredible Years Parent Training (IYPT) series, has been a widely used intervention to support families with children with or at-risk for behaviour problems; yet to date, this programme has not been used with parents with young children with developmental delay or disabilities. Method: This preliminary treatment group only study assessed the feasibility of implementing a modified parent training programme (IYPT-DD) with 25 families with 2-5-year-old children with developmental delay. Intervention consisted of 12 weekly (2.5 h) sessions with topics covering developmentally appropriate play, praise, rewards, limit setting and handling challenging behaviour. Results: Results suggest preliminary evidence of efficacy in reducing negative parent and child behaviour and increasing parental perceptions of child positive impact. Conclusions: This study provides evidence for the feasibility of the DD modifications applied to the IYPT. Although this approach is promising, additional evidence is needed to address the efficacy of IYPT-DD in children with developmental delay.
Descriptors: Intervention, Developmental Disabilities, Parents, Rewards, Developmental Delays, Children, Preschool Children, Child Behavior
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