Interventions based upon applied behaviour analysis (ABA) have been shown to be best practice for children with autism spectrum disorder. However, in many parts of the world there is a shortage of appropriately trained behaviour analysts. Telehealth is a potential solution to increasing access to ABA. Our study assessed the use of telehealth to provide parent training in naturalistic teaching strategies designed to increase child communication skills. Five parent child dyads took part in the training, utilising didactic training and synchronous coaching. Parents could be trained to a high level of fidelity and viewed the training favourably. Children showed variable gains in communication and improved positive affect. The project was cost effective in comparison with traditional training models.
|Number of pages||32|
|Journal||Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities|
|Early online date||29 Mar 2022|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Dec 2022|
- applied behaviour analysis
- autism spectrum disorder
- parent training
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Examining the effectiveness of telehealth as a model of training parents of children with ASD in behaviour analytic interventionsAuthor: Ferguson, J., Dec 2022
Supervisor: Dounavi, A. (Supervisor) & Storey, C. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of Philosophy