Parents' and service providers' perceptions of the Family Goal Setting Tool: A pilot study

Rodger, Sylvia, O'Keefe, Amy, Cook, Madonna and Jones, Judy (2012) Parents' and service providers' perceptions of the Family Goal Setting Tool: A pilot study. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 25 4: 360-371. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3148.2011.00674.x


Author Rodger, Sylvia
O'Keefe, Amy
Cook, Madonna
Jones, Judy
Title Parents' and service providers' perceptions of the Family Goal Setting Tool: A pilot study
Journal name Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-2322
1468-3148
Publication date 2012-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2011.00674.x
Volume 25
Issue 4
Start page 360
End page 371
Total pages 12
Place of publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background  This qualitative study describes parents’ and service providers’ experiences in using the Family Goal Setting Tool (FGST). This article looks specifically at the tool’s perceived clinical utility during annual, collaborative goal setting.

Methods  Participants included eight parents and ten service providers involved in a Family and Early Childhood Service in Queensland, Australia. Participants were interviewed individually (parents and one service provider) or in a focus group (service providers). The transcribed interviews were analysed using standard content analysis techniques.

Results  Four key themes emerged including: (i) the facilitation of goal setting, (ii) strengths-based focus, (iii) family centred processes and (iv) family empowerment.

Conclusions  Both parents’ and service providers’ were positive about the FGST. Insights into barriers to holistic goal setting and the clinical utility of the tool are described. Further refinement of the tool and trial in a range of early intervention contexts is required.
Keyword Early intervention
Family centred practice
Goal setting
Qualitative study
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2013 Collection
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Created: Tue, 31 Jan 2012, 14:53:28 EST by Professor Sylvia Rodger on behalf of Occupational Therapy