A systematic replication of the Family Connections parent-toddler training program.

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As more toddlers are being diagnosed with autism there is an increased need for very early intervention. Preliminary research on interventions suggests toddlers can make important developmental progress and that parents can be part of the intervention process. The purpose of this study was to systematically replicate a parent training program reported by Alai-Rosales et al. (2009). Specifically, the present study taught parents a set of teaching strategies that included arranging the environment, setting up learning opportunities, and using positive reinforcement. Baseline-intervention conditions were replicated across four parent-toddler dyads in order to assess the effects of training on parent and child behaviors. Results indicated increases in parent teaching behaviors, the child targeted behavior (facial orientation), as well as a non-targeted skill, joint attention. Findings are discussed in relation to the challenges of intervention and considerations for future research.

Creator(s): Newcomer, Andrea L.
Creation Date: May 2009
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2009
  • Digitized: September 30, 2009
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As more toddlers are being diagnosed with autism there is an increased need for very early intervention. Preliminary research on interventions suggests toddlers can make important developmental progress and that parents can be part of the intervention process. The purpose of this study was to systematically replicate a parent training program reported by Alai-Rosales et al. (2009). Specifically, the present study taught parents a set of teaching strategies that included arranging the environment, setting up learning opportunities, and using positive reinforcement. Baseline-intervention conditions were replicated across four parent-toddler dyads in order to assess the effects of training on parent and child behaviors. Results indicated increases in parent teaching behaviors, the child targeted behavior (facial orientation), as well as a non-targeted skill, joint attention. Findings are discussed in relation to the challenges of intervention and considerations for future research.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Behavior Analysis
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Keyword(s): Parent-training | autism intervention | toddlers | autism
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 460587618 |
  • UNTCAT: b3799534 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc9921
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
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Holder: Newcomer, Andrea L.
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