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Project Title

Project Title

Examination of the use of a Spanish version of the Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills (OASIS) Training Program with parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Heitzman-Powell, Linda

Description

Description

This project seeks to address the access and training deficit for Spanish-speaking parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by adapting the Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills (OASIS) Training Program for use with parents who speak Spanish and have a child with an ASD to teach them how to implement empirically-based interventions with their child. The development of this program proceeds across five phases: (1) initial project development, (2) translation and adaptation of existing training resources for Hispanic caregivers, (3) formative evaluation and revision, (4) full program evaluation and revision, and (5) final analysis and preparation for dissemination. During training, parents practice the techniques discussed in that week’s online tutorials with their child while receiving guidance and immediate feedback from a bilingual clinician with a background in behavior analysis and trained to implement OASIS. Program effectiveness is evaluated based on: parental knowledge and skill fluency, child adaptive behaviors, and reported family quality of life. In addition, families complete exit surveys to elicit feedback regarding program improvement and any problems they experienced, particularly regarding cultural and/or language barriers experienced.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

200000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2011-2014

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 5LA. Test four methods to improve dissemination, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, services, and supports in diverse community settings by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $7,000,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Examination of the use of a Spanish version of the Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills (OASIS) Training Program with parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Kansas Medical Center

State/Country

State/Country

Kansas

Project Number

Project Number

H133G110131

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Examination of the use of a Spanish version of the Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills (OASIS) Training Program with parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder | 200000 | 2012 | H133G110131
Examination of the use of a Spanish version of the Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills (OASIS) Training Program with parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder | 200000 | 2013 | H133G110131

 
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