Mother's Satisfaction with a Home Based Early Intervention Program for Children with ASD

Rodger, S., Keen, D., Braithwaite, M. and Cook, S. (2008) Mother's Satisfaction with a Home Based Early Intervention Program for Children with ASD. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 21 2: 174-182. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3148.2007.00393.x


Author Rodger, S.
Keen, D.
Braithwaite, M.
Cook, S.
Title Mother's Satisfaction with a Home Based Early Intervention Program for Children with ASD
Journal name Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-2322
Publication date 2008-03
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2007.00393.x
Volume 21
Issue 2
Start page 174
End page 182
Total pages 9
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject 321024 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Occupational and Physical
730303 Occupational, speech and physiotherapy
C1
920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
110317 Physiotherapy
Abstract Background Early intervention services adopting a family-centred approach are considered important for ensuring parent satisfaction. This study investigated the satisfaction of two mothers with an early intervention programme for young children with autistic spectrum disorder. Materials and Methods While 16 mother–child dyads participated in a larger study, two mothers who reported considerably lower satisfaction with the programme than the rest of the mothers were the focus of this paper. Using descriptive case studies, various child, parent and service delivery factors that may have influenced satisfaction are described. Results Child and parent factors that may have lessened satisfaction for these two mothers included the child's lack of improvement, child's goal performance post-intervention, parenting stress and decreased parenting competence. Both mothers also had decreased perceptions of the family-centredness of the service and expressed difficulties with establishing collaborative partnerships. Conclusion This paper proposes that parental satisfaction may be influenced by numerous factors relating to the child, parent and service. Relationships with service providers appear to be particularly important.
Keyword early intervention
family-centred practice
parent satisfaction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Additional Notes Published Online: 10 Aug 2007

 
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