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ERIC Number: EJ970511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
A Practice-Based Evaluation of Barnardo's Forward Steps Early Intervention Programme for Children Diagnosed with Autism
Braiden, Hannah Jane; McDaniel, Benny; McCrudden, Eunan; Janes, Michele; Crozier, Barbara
Child Care in Practice, v18 n3 p227-242 2012
This study used a pre-experimental and post-experimental design to evaluate a TEACCH-based Early Intervention Programme. Thirty-one parents of 18 preschool children recently diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder attended the eight-week programme delivered by trained facilitators. Parents completed pre-intervention and post-intervention measures, including the Parenting Stress Index. Programme facilitators assessed children pre-intervention and post-intervention using the Psycho-Educational Profile 3. Results indicate a statistically significant decrease in parental stress and increase in children's expressive and receptive language skills from pre-testing to post-testing. Parents reported a high level of satisfaction with the programme. This study is an example of a practice-based intervention aiming to deliver high-quality, evidenced-based care to children, young people and their families. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Parenting Stress Index