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Autism. 2017 Feb;21(2):217-230. doi: 10.1177/1362361316637580. Epub 2016 Jul 8.

Parent perceptions of an adapted evidence-based practice for toddlers with autism in a community setting.

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1
1 UC Davis MIND Institute, USA.
2
2 Child and Adolescent Services Research Center.
3
3 University of California, San Diego, USA.
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4 San Diego State University, USA.
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5 Crimson Center for Speech & Language, USA.

Abstract

Although data from parent-implemented Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions have shown positive effects on decreasing core symptoms of autism, there has been limited examination of the effectiveness of Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions in community settings. In addition, parent perspectives of their involvement in parent-implemented early intervention programs have not been well studied. Using both qualitative and quantitative data to examine parent perspectives and the perceived feasibility of parent training by community providers, 13 families were followed as they received training in the Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention, Project ImPACT. Data indicate that parent training by community providers is feasible and well received, and parents find value in participating in intervention and perceive benefit for their children. Recommendations for adaptation of program elements and future research are discussed.

KEYWORDS:

autism spectrum disorder; early intervention; evidence-based practice; parent perceptions; toddlers

PMID:
27121242
PMCID:
PMC5083231
DOI:
10.1177/1362361316637580
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