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ERIC Number: EJ970332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Parents' and Service Providers' Perceptions of the Family Goal Setting Tool: A Pilot Study
Rodger, Sylvia; O'Keefe, Amy; Cook, Madonna; Jones, Judy
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v25 n4 p360-371 Jul 2012
Background: This qualitative study describes parents' and service providers' experiences in using the Family Goal Setting Tool (FGST). This article looks specifically at the tool's perceived clinical utility during annual, collaborative goal setting. Methods: Participants included eight parents and ten service providers involved in a Family and Early Childhood Service in Queensland, Australia. Participants were interviewed individually (parents and one service provider) or in a focus group (service providers). The transcribed interviews were analysed using standard content analysis techniques. Results: Four key themes emerged including: (i) the facilitation of goal setting, (ii) strengths-based focus, (iii) family centred processes and (iv) family empowerment. Conclusions: Both parents' and service providers' were positive about the FGST. Insights into barriers to holistic goal setting and the clinical utility of the tool are described. Further refinement of the tool and trial in a range of early intervention contexts is required.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia