Parent-Implemented Intervention Fact Sheet
Parent-implemented intervention (PII) includes programs in which parents are responsible for carrying out some or all of the intervention(s) with their own child. Parents are trained by profes- sionals one-on-one or in group formats in home or community settings. Methods for training parents vary, but may include didactic instruction, discussions, modeling, coaching, or perfor- mance feedback. Parents may be trained to teach their child new skills, such as communication, play or self-help, and/or to decrease challenging behavior. Once parents are trained, they proceed to implement all or part of the intervention(s) with their child.
PII meets evidence-based criteria with 8 group design and 12 single case design studies.
According to the evidence-based studies, this intervention has been effective for toddlers (0-2 years) to elementary school-age learners (6-11 years) with ASD.
PII can be used effectively to address social, communication, behavior, joint attention, play, cognitive, school-readiness, academic, and adaptive skills.
Schultz, T. R. (2013). Parent-implemented intervention (PII) fact sheet. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Adapted from: Hendricks, D. R. (2009). Overview of parent-implemented intervention. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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