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A Guide to Programs for Parenting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities or Developmental Disabilities

A Guide to Programs for Parenting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities or Developmental Disabilities

Evidence-Based Guidance for Professionals

Edited by Kate Guastaferro and John R. Lutzker

Quick Overview

Parents require effective training in order to support children with intellectual or developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. In this book, leading authorities outline the research and evidence which underpins major parenting training programs, and provide guidance on how to effectively implement and adapt them in practice
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Paperback / softback
2018, 9.06in x 6.14in / 230mm x 156mm, 272pp
ISBN: 9781785927355
2018, ePUB, 272pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-440-3
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This book provides a comprehensive outline of the major parent training programs for parents of children with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD), including Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Parents or primary caregivers spend the most time with a child, and training them in behaviour management and intervention strategies is critical to improving a child's behaviour, to helping them to learn new skills, and to reduce parental stress. Authored by eminent specialists in the field and written for researchers and clinicians supporting or treating families, each chapter focuses on one of the key evidence-based parent training programs - from Incredible Years® and Positive Family Intervention through to Pivotal Response Treatment and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Each chapter provides a breakdown that features an introduction to the model, evidence for the model, a full description of the model, a discussion of implementation and dissemination efforts, and concluding comments.

Grounded in research, this definitive overview provides the evidence and guidance required for anyone considering investing in or running a parenting program.


'The parent child relationship is one of the most durable and important in life. Using evidence-based strategies to support parents in creating a beautiful family life, as well as contributing to the child's long term well-being, is a noble cause; Guastaferro and Lutzker have provided us with the tools to start this process. This book creates a space for loving, scientifically-grounded, and inclusive parent training for families of all backgrounds and life experiences. I am delighted that this resource is available to professionals supporting families. Its impact will be lasting.'
- S. Ala’i, PhD, BCBA-D, Associate Professor, Department of Behavior Analysis, College of Health and Public Service, University of North Texas