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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), pp. 42-56. (doi:10.1007/s10803-008-0597-z). (PMID:18535893).

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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.

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Published date: January 2009
Keywords: early intensive behavioral intervention, family impact


Local EPrints ID: 148351
ISSN: 0162-3257
PURE UUID: d670ac88-4726-41a9-a7ee-9a57c4fec515
ORCID for Hanna Kovshoff: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 28 Apr 2010 14:52
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 19:32

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Author: Corinna F. Grindle
Author: Hanna Kovshoff ORCID iD
Author: Richard P. Hastings
Author: Bob Remington

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