Parent Implemented Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dawn R. Hendricks, Ph.D.
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Dawn R. Hendricks, Ph.D.
National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (2008). In Foundations of autism spectrum disorders: An online course. Chapel Hill: FPG Child Development Institute, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Objective #1 Spectrum Disorders
Describe the rationale to involve parents in their child’s program
Objective # 2 Spectrum Disorders
Describe the measures used to determine the efficacy of parent implemented intervention
Koegel, Koegel, Harrower, & Carter (1999)
Objective # 3 Spectrum Disorders
Describe the skills targeted through parent implemented intervention
Sufficient Evidence Base:
-Reduction of problem behaviors
-Improvement in adaptive behavior
-Improvement in communication
-Improvement in social skills
-Improvement in cognitive performance
-Improvement in on task behavior
Objective #4 Spectrum Disorders
Describe the components of parent training programs that have been demonstrated to be effective
Presented by the Virginia Autism Resource Center Spectrum DisordersSix Essential Steps:
1) Determine needs of the family
2) Determine goals
3) Develop the intervention plan
4) Train parents
5) Implement the intervention
6) Monitor progress
Presented by the Virginia Autism Resource Center Spectrum DisordersStep 1 Determine Needs of the Family
Jake will use a spoon to feed himself pudding, yogurt, and other viscous foods for a minimum of 10 bites during snack.
Megan will make a choice between two items visually presented by pointing to the desired item on at least 3 out of four occasions.
Jamar will independently complete the 5 steps of his bed time routine on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Objective # 5 Spectrum Disorders
Describe the areas of need for future research
Standardization should include:
The literature demonstrates that parent training does work to produce a positive effect on the skills of the child and the performance and mental health of the parent.