Authors: Akemoğlu Y, Laroue D, Kudesey C, Stahlman M
Title: A module-based telepractice intervention for parents of children with developmental disabilities
Source: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2022 52(12): 5177-5190
Year: 2022
Research Design: Single Case Design

In the current study, we describe a study of the Internet-based Parent-implemented Communication Strategies-Storybook (i-PiCSS). I-PiCSS is an intervention program designed to train and coach parents to use evidence-based naturalistic communication teaching (NCT) strategies (i.e., modeling, mand-model, and time delay) and reading techniques while reading storybooks with their young children with disabilities. Three participating parents were trained via online modules and coached via telepractice technologies (videoconferences). Zoom videoconference software was used for all coaching sessions. Using a single case multiple-baseline design across NCT strategies within each family, we examined, (a) parents' fidelity use of the three NCT strategies, (b) parents' use of book reading techniques, and (c) child language and communication outcomes. After self-directed training and remote coaching, parents used modeling, mand-model, and time delay strategies with higher rates and fidelity (accuracy). Children initiated more communicative acts upon parents' use of time delay and increased their numbers of single-and multiple-word responses.

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