Parents’ experiences of home-based applied behavior analysis programs for young children with autism


Grindle, Corinna F., Kovshoff, Hanna, Hastings, Richard P. and Remington, Bob (2009) Parents’ experiences of home-based applied behavior analysis programs for young children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39, (1), 42-56. (doi:10.1007/s10803-008-0597-z). (PMID:18535893).

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Description/Abstract

Although much research has documented the benefits to children with autism of early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI), little has focused on the impact of EIBI on families. Using a semi-structured format, we interviewed 53 parents whose children had received 2 years of EIBI to obtain detailed first person accounts of the perceived benefits and pitfalls of running a home program, and the impact of EIBI on family life and support systems. In general, parents were positive about EIBI, its benefits for them, their child, and the broader family. Interviews also, however, revealed some of the more challenging aspects of managing home-based EIBI. The implications of these findings for more supportive interventions for families on home programs are discussed.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0162-3257 (print)
1573-3432 (electronic)
Keywords: early intensive behavioral intervention, family impact
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology
ePrint ID: 148351
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2010 14:52
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:08
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/148351

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