The impact of parent-delivered intervention on parents of very young children with autism.

Journal Article

This study investigated the impact of a parent-coaching intervention based on the Early Start Denver Model (P-ESDM) on parenting-related stress and sense of competence. This was part of a multisite, randomized trial comparing P-ESDM (n = 49) with community intervention (n = 49) for children aged 12 and 24 months. The P-ESDM group reported no increase in parenting stress, whereas the Community group experienced an increase over the same 3-month period. Parental sense of competence did not differ. Number of negative life events was a significant predictor of parenting stress and sense of competence across both groups. This suggests that a parent-coaching intervention may help maintain parental adjustment directly after a child is diagnosed with ASD.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Estes, A; Vismara, L; Mercado, C; Fitzpatrick, A; Elder, L; Greenson, J; Lord, C; Munson, J; Winter, J; Young, G; Dawson, G; Rogers, S

Published Date

  • February 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 353 - 365

PubMed ID

  • 23838727

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23838727

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-3432

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10803-013-1874-z


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States