ABA Based Intervention Implemented by a Mother of a Child with ASD
Keywords:Autism Spectrum Disorders, mother intervention, outcomes
AbstractOver the past 15 years there has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of autism. In 2014 the American Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network reported estimated prevalence rates for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to be 1 in 68. At the same time, the number of professionals qualified to coordinate effective behavioral interventions has been limited and often prohibitively expensive. Several recent studies that include randomized trials have shown very promising results for involving parents of very young children with autism to integrate evidence-based strategies into daily routines with positive effects on core symptoms of the disorder. The present article shows that additional to staff treatment outcomes, positive treatment outcomes provided by parent involved in therapy are possible. The purpose of this case study article is to promote parent involvement in early intervention programs for children with autism. The objective is to open a new discussion on potential ways for better treatment outcomes hoping to propose a more economic model for a poor country like Albania.
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