Stepping Stones Triple P: An RCT of a parenting program with parents of a child diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Whittingham, Koa, Sofronoff, Kate, Sheffield, Jeanie and Sanders, Matthew R. (2009) Stepping Stones Triple P: An RCT of a parenting program with parents of a child diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 37 4: 469-480. doi:10.1007/s10802-008-9285-x


Author Whittingham, Koa
Sofronoff, Kate
Sheffield, Jeanie
Sanders, Matthew R.
Title Stepping Stones Triple P: An RCT of a parenting program with parents of a child diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Journal name Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0091-0627
1573-2835
Publication date 2009-05-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10802-008-9285-x
Volume 37
Issue 4
Start page 469
End page 480
Total pages 12
Place of publication New York, USA
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Abstract Whilst the Triple P Positive Parenting Program has a large evidence base (Sanders, Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review 2:71–90, 1999; Sanders, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 68:624–640, 2000) and preliminary evidence indicates that Stepping Stones Triple P is also efficacious (Roberts, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 35(2):180–193, 2006), to date Stepping Stones has not been evaluated with the ASD population. Fifty-nine families with a child with ASD aged between 2 and 9 participated in this randomized controlled trial. The results demonstrate significant improvements in parental reports of child behaviour and parenting styles with the treatment effects for child behaviour, parental over reactivity and parental verbosity being maintained at follow-up 6 months later. Further, the results suggest significant improvements in parental satisfaction and conflict about parenting as well as a sleeper effect for parental efficacy. The results indicate that Stepping Stones Triple P is a promising intervention for parents of children with ASD. Limitations and future research are also addressed.
Keyword Parent training
Autism spectrum disorders
Stepping stones Triple P
Behavioural family intervention
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 21 November 2008

 
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