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Phase 1 of Autism Parent Trainer Complete

Posted by Kali Orkin on

IRIS Educational Media has fulfilled phase 1 of an SBIR grant for the Autism Parent Trainer, a program that uses Applied Behavior Analysis techniques to train parents for helping their children with autism. We developed and tested a prototype of APT, a telehealth intervention in which videoconferencing technology, Parent Educator-led group sessions, and audio-visual learning assets were used to train and support parents in 1) the acquisition of strategies for managing challenging behavior and teaching life skills to their children based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), 2) reducing parent stress using practices such as mindfulness, optimism, and...

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