ADHERENCE TO DISCRETE-TRIAL INSTRUCTION PROCEDURES BY RURAL PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
Article first published online: 14 APR 2014
Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 29, Issue 3, pages 200–212, July 2014
How to Cite
2014), ADHERENCE TO DISCRETE-TRIAL INSTRUCTION PROCEDURES BY RURAL PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM, Behav. Intervent., 29; pages 200–212, doi: 10.1002/bin.1386, , , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 20 JUL 2014
- Article first published online: 14 APR 2014
- Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Grant Number: R40 MC 20444
Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders may not attempt treatment, even when effective treatment options are available. Little is known about how to improve frequency of attempts to implement treatment (‘treatment adherence’). We provided 32 rural parents of young children with autism spectrum disorders with either written or video training materials about how to implement discrete-trial instruction and compared parental adherence between the written (control) and video (experimental) groups. Parents who received video instructions adhered to the training procedures to a significantly greater extent than did parents who received written instructions, suggesting that instruction format is a predictor of training success. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.