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Exploring Parents' Perceptions of an Early Intervention for Toddlers With Autism
Amsbary, J., & Able, H.
From the abstract: "Early intervention (EI) services are intended to be delivered in a family-centered manner. Thus, it is important to obtain family perspectives as they relate to implementation experiences in EI. Using an implementation science framework to guide the questioning. Twelve interviews were conducted with parents who participated in 1 EI program to explore their perceptions of challenges and successes around the intervention practice components, parent coaching processes, and contextual factors in which the intervention was delivered. Parents perceived many of the aspects of the intervention such as specific strategies, strong relationships with their interventionists, and intervention delivery in home and clinic settings as useful and beneficial. They reported challenges related to embedding the intervention into daily activities, feelings of discomfort when practicing intervention strategies, and struggles with scheduling sessions. Implications for research and practice are discussed."
Amsbary, J., & Able, H. (2023). Exploring parents' perceptions of an early intervention for toddlers with Autism. Infants & Young Children, 36(3), 228-246.