Evidence-Based Practice: Parent-Implemented Intervention

Overview of Parent-Implemented Intervention

Parent-implemented Intervention entails parents directly using individualized intervention practices with their child to increase positive learning opportunities and acquisition of important skills. Parents learn to implement such practices in their home and/or community through a structured parent training program..

Parent-implemented intervention meets the evidence-based practice criteria for children with ASD. This practice meets evidence-based criteria with nine studies in the preschool group and one study in the elementary group.
With what ages is parent-implemented intervention effective?
Within the evidence-base, studies included learners as young as 2 and as old as 9 years of age.
What target behaviors or skills are appropriate for parent-implemented intervention?
In the evidence base, parent-implemented intervention increased the following skills in the area of communication: social communication skills, conversation skills, spontaneous language, use of augmentative and alternative communication, joint attention, and interaction in play. In the area of behavior, the following skills were improved: compliance, reduction of aggression, increased eating, and reduction of disruptive behaviors.
In what settings has parent-implemented intervention been effectively used?
In the evidence base, parents have implemented intervention with their children with autism effectively in the home environment.
Brief Package:
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Brief Components

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Evidence base:
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Steps for Implementation:
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Implementation Checklist:
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Data Collection forms:
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