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Project Title

Project Title

The effectiveness of an evidence-based parent training intervention in a community service setting

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Stadnick, Nicole

Description

Description

As the prevalence of ASD increases, so has the number of families of children with ASD utilizing community-based services. While several treatment methods, many of which include parent training, have demonstrated efficacy in controlled research settings, little is known about the implementation and impact of these methods in community service settings. To address this need, this mixed-methods study will examine the effectiveness of an evidence-based parent training intervention, Project ImPACT, delivered in a community-based setting. This study has four aims that start with examination of the impact of Project ImPACT, a 12-week intervention incorporating naturalistic-behavioral and developmental teaching strategies, on child (adaptive functioning, communication) and parent (stress, depression) functioning at post-intervention and a 12-week follow-up. The second aim is to examine parent acquisition of intervention strategies at post-intervention and follow-up. The third aim is to examine the relation between parent psychosocial factors (stress and depression) and child outcomes. Finally, the fourth aim will utilize semi-structured interviews with parents, intervention providers, and program administrators to understand the perspectives of participants regarding perceived utility and effectiveness of the intervention. Study participants will include two treatment providers, 60 children with ASD and their parents, and two program administrators. Examining the effectiveness of evidence-based practices for ASD in community settings and understanding how to better adapt them to these settings warrants attention due to the increasing families utilizing community services, and the limited research available. This study has strong ecological validity and potential to improve services for children with ASD and their families.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2010-2012

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

The effectiveness of an evidence-based parent training intervention in a community service setting (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of California, San Diego

State/Country

State/Country

California

Project Number

Project Number

7060

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

The effectiveness of an evidence-based parent training intervention in a community service setting | 28000 | 2010 | 7060
The effectiveness of an evidence-based parent training intervention in a community service setting | 28000 | 2011 | 7060

 
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