Effectiveness of parent education in pivotal response treatment on pivotal and collateral responses
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SourceJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49, 9, (2019), pp. 3477-3493
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SW OZ BSI OLO
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
SubjectLearning and Plasticity
In two studies, we investigated the effectiveness of parent education in Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) on parent-created opportunities and spontaneous child initiations in two community-based treatment facilities for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Changes in parental stress and self-efficacy were explored. Participants were 26 parents and their children who participated in group (Study 1) or individual (Study 2) parent education in PRT. Results indicated that group-based parent education resulted in moderate increases in opportunities, functional initiations, and empathic social initiations. Furthermore, parental stress reduced and self-efficacy increased. Individual parent education resulted in large increases in opportunities and functional initiations, but parental stress and self-efficacy did not change. Implications for clinical practice and directions for future research are discussed.
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