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Parent-implemented intervention, teaches parents to use individualized intervention practices with their child to help them acquire/increase skills and/or decrease interfering behaviors associated with ASD. This involves a multi-step process that includes determining needs of the family, outlining goals, developing an intervention plan, and training parents to apply the intervention. This module defines each step of the process, discusses procedures and practices, and provides examples to be used as models using this evidence-based intervention.

Estimated Time to Complete: 2 hours

  • What's Included
  • 46 pages
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Optional $20 certficate
  1. Summarize the rationale for using parent-implemented interventions
  2. Describe the steps involved in utilizing parent-implemented intervention
  3. Describe the process of developing an individualized intervention plan based on identified goals, family characteristics, and the settings where intervention will occur
  4. Describe the process of developing, implementing, and monitoring a structured parent training program that is based on the intervention plan and the preferences, characteristics, and concerns of the parents
  5. Describe the purpose of data collection in planning, developing, implementing, and monitoring parent-implemented intervention

Module Authors

Dawn R. Hendricks, Ph.D.

Dawn Hendricks, Ph.D., is the Early Childhood Special Education Specialist for the Virginia Department of Education. She provides technical assistance to local school divisions, agencies, and parents in the provision of special education and related services, as well as effective practices for implementing students' Individualized Education Programs. She was Director of Training at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Autism Center for Excellence and a professor at VCU, coordinating the Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Hendricks has over 26 years of experience educating young children with disabilities and supporting their families.

Module Contributors

National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders

The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC) was funded by the Office of Special Education Programs in the US Department of Education from 2007-2014. The work of the NPDC was a collaboration among three universities-the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and the MIND Institute, University of California-Davis. The goal of the NPDC was to promote the use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for children and youth with ASD, birth to 22 years of age.

Module Content Provided By

Content for this module was developed by The National Professional Development Center On Autism Spectrum Disorders

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