Interventions provided by parents for children with intellectual diabilities in low and middle income countries

Einfeld, Stewart L., Stancliffe, Roger J., Gray, Kylie M., Sofronoff, Kate, Rice, Lauren, Emerson, Eric and Yasamy, M. T. (2012) Interventions provided by parents for children with intellectual diabilities in low and middle income countries. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 25 2: 135-142. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3148.2011.00678.x


Author Einfeld, Stewart L.
Stancliffe, Roger J.
Gray, Kylie M.
Sofronoff, Kate
Rice, Lauren
Emerson, Eric
Yasamy, M. T.
Title Interventions provided by parents for children with intellectual diabilities in low and middle income countries
Journal name Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-2322
1468-3148
Publication date 2012-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2011.00678.x
Volume 25
Issue 2
Start page 135
End page 142
Total pages 8
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background  In low- and middle-income (LAMI) countries, there is a lack of well-trained therapists to provide specialist interventions for children with intellectual disabilities and their families. We sought to identify strategies deliverable by families or non-specialist workers.
Materials and Methods  After searches of appropriate scientific databases, we applied GRADE methodology to rate the quality of evidence for these interventions.
Results  We identified small-scale interventions trialled in LAMI countries with limited evidence of effectiveness in supporting development, adaptive behaviour and/or community participation. In high-income countries, the Stepping Stones Triple P program for adaptive behaviour and the Portage program for child development have the most extensive evidence base and may be applicable in LAMI countries.
Conclusions  There is reason to hope that, when combined with community development strategies, the welfare of children with intellectual disabilities in LAMI countries can be advanced within those countries’ economic means.
Keyword Intellectual disability
Low- and middle-income countries
Parent interventions
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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