Parent-Mediated Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Inalegwu P. Oono; Emma J. Honey; Helen McConachie
This web page summarizes a research review conducted to determine whether parent-mediated early intervention is an effective intervention approach for children on the autism spectrum. In these interventions, parents are trained to use strategies to improve social interactions with their children.
The review found evidence suggesting that parent-mediated intervention was associated with better quality of parent-child interaction, better child language comprehension, and less autism severity. The authors consider this sufficient to show that parent-mediated intervention works. However, the authors note that there were no changes in parent stress or children's adaptive skills.
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Early Years
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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
12/30/2023 10:33 AM EST