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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 1/2013

01-01-2013 | Original Paper

Disseminating ASD Interventions: A Pilot Study of a Distance Learning Program for Parents and Professionals

Auteurs: Allison L. Wainer, Brooke R. Ingersoll

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 1/2013

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Abstract

There is a need for the adaptation of training in evidence-based interventions to non-traditional methods, particularly for individuals working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). An internet-based self-directed distance learning program was created to teach reciprocal imitation training, a naturalistic behavioral intervention aimed at increasing imitation in children with ASD. A single-subject multiple-baseline design study evaluated the effect of the program on changes in therapist (sample 1) and parent (sample 2) knowledge and behavior, and changes in child behavior. Adult participants improved their knowledge and use of the intervention techniques, and child participants improved their rates of imitation. Results suggest that a self-directed distance learning program may be effective for disseminating evidence-based practices to individuals working with children with ASD.
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Because the undergraduate participants had not received prior training, they were called therapists-in-training. However, for clarity and easy of communication, they will be referred to as “therapists” throughout the remainder of the text.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Disseminating ASD Interventions: A Pilot Study of a Distance Learning Program for Parents and Professionals
Auteurs
Allison L. Wainer
Brooke R. Ingersoll
Publicatiedatum
01-01-2013
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 1/2013
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-012-1538-4

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