EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
National Institute of Mental Health
Parenting Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum and Disruptive Behavior Disorders: Opportunities for Cross-Fertilization
Brookman-Frazee, L., Stahmer, A., et al.
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 9(3-4), 181-200.
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The review addresses a clearly focused question
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication
Included studies are assessed for study quality
Quality assessments are reproducible
Description: This is a systematic review of experimental and quasi-experimental studies pertaining to parent training and parent education for children with disruptive behavior disorder (DBD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This review does not discuss the effectiveness of parent teaching or parent education inteventions, but compares the characteristics of these interventions. Areas targeted in these interventions included: a) improved parenting practices, b)improved parent-child relationship, c) improved child or parent problem-solving skills, d) improved marital status, e) increased parental stress, f) increased child communication skills, g) increased child social skills, and h) increased parental use of functional assessment procedures.
Questions not specifically addressed.
Population: Children with ASD and children with DBD
Intervention/Assessment: Parent training, Parent education interventions
Number of Studies Included: 60
Years Included: 1995 - 2005
Since the populations of DBD and ASD may likely overlap, it is important to considerer the characteristics of interventions for both populations to determine if there is an opportunity for a cross-over of instruction strategies. Major areas of difference included research design and outcome measures, focuses, and procedure.
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Parent-Mediated Intervention
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Added to Compendium: February 2012