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J Intellect Disabil Res. 2008 Dec;52(12):1176-92. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01108.x. Epub 2008 Jul 30.

Adapting Webster-Stratton's incredible years parent training for children with developmental delay: findings from a treatment group only study.

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Department of Psychology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA. llmcinty@syr.edu

Abstract

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.

PMID:
18671808
PMCID:
PMC2585610
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01108.x
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