Becoming Autonomous Parents in Giving Intervention to Children with Autism - Is It Possible?

Herlina Herlina, Rudi Susilana

Abstract

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) need intervention to deal with social interaction difficulties. However, the fact that intervention may cost a lot of money on the one hand and that parents have potentials to overcome their difficulties on the other hand has inspired initiative to involve parents in giving intervention to children with ASD. Studies have shown that parent training, social skill training group, and cognitive behavioral therapy are useful and promising intervention strategies for improving children's social skills. This study was aimed at studying the effectiveness of parent training in improving of parents’ skills and independence in designing and implementing the individualized social skills intervention program and the effectiveness of parental independent intervention in improving children with ASD. This study was carried out in two phases involving two group of subjects: parents in the training phase and children in the intervention phase. The results showed that the independent intervention program was effective in improving the parents’ skills and independence in designing and implementing the individualized social skill intervention program and that parental intervention was effective in improving the social skills of his child diagnosed with ASD.

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Herlina H. and Susilana R. (2017). Becoming Autonomous Parents in Giving Intervention to Children with Autism - Is It Possible?.In 1st International Conference on Educational Sciences - Volume 1: ICES, ISBN 978-989-758-314-8, pages 218-224. DOI: 10.5220/0007038502180224


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ices17,
author={Herlina Herlina and Rudi Susilana},
title={Becoming Autonomous Parents in Giving Intervention to Children with Autism - Is It Possible?},
booktitle={1st International Conference on Educational Sciences - Volume 1: ICES,},
year={2017},
pages={218-224},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007038502180224},
isbn={978-989-758-314-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - 1st International Conference on Educational Sciences - Volume 1: ICES,
TI - Becoming Autonomous Parents in Giving Intervention to Children with Autism - Is It Possible?
SN - 978-989-758-314-8
AU - Herlina H.
AU - Susilana R.
PY - 2017
SP - 218
EP - 224
DO - 10.5220/0007038502180224