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Project Title

Project Title

Evaluation of synchronous online parent skill training

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Desrochers, Marcie

Description

Description

Although parents are an essential element in treatment services for their child with autism, it can be expensive and time-consuming to teach them how to develop their child’s adaptive behaviors, especially if the family resides in a rural area. This research involves evaluating the effectiveness of an online training program to equip parents with knowledge and skills of empirically-based behavioral procedures to teach their child desirable behaviors.  Not only does this online training program feature interactive internet instruction of basic content in behavioral psychology, but also synchronous web-based video interactions (parent rehearsal of techniques with their child and performance feedback provided by a qualified professional) to hone parents’ teaching skills.  Systematic research, using a multiple probe research design, will be conducted in an iterative fashion to evaluate and replicate the effectiveness of this online parent training program. Parents’ knowledge and skills when implementing behavioral techniques and observations of the children’s behaviors will be measured before, during and immediately after the online instructional program with a two week follow-up. It is hypothesized that we will find greater parent knowledge test scores, greater accuracy in parents’ implementing teaching programs, greater child compliance with task demands, and fewer child problem behaviors following completion of the online training program compared to that before.

Funder

Funder

Organization for Autism Research

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2012-2013

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4LD. Support at least five community-based studies that assess the effectiveness of interventions and services in broader community settings by 2015. Such studies may include comparative effectiveness research studies that assess the relative effectiveness of: o Different and/or combined medical, pharmacological, nutritional, behavioral, service-provision, and parent- or caregiver-implemented treatments; o Scalable early intervention programs for implementation in underserved, low-resource, and low-literacy populations; and o Studies of widely used community intervention models for which extensive published data are not available. Outcome measures should include assessment of potential harm as a result of autism treatments, as well as positive outcomes. IACC Recommended Budget: $37,500,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Evaluation of synchronous online parent skill training (External web link)

Institution

Institution

The Research Foundation of the State University of New York

State/Country

State/Country

New York

Project Number

Project Number

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Evaluation of synchronous online parent skill training | 10000 | 2012 | N/A
Evaluation of synchronous online parent skill training | 0 | 2014 |
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