Autism Virtual Parenting Workshop

Virtual 2-Day Intensive Group Parenting Workshop for Primary Caregivers of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

IRB# 0683-21-EP

The goal of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of virtual 2-day intensive group-based, caregiver workshop at improving parenting skills, child disruptive behavior, compliance, and psychosocial functioning for families of children with ASD and disruptive behavior problems. The workshop will be adapted from the standardized Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an empirically supported treatment.

This study requires an initial consent meeting (30 min), two treatment workshops on two consecutive Friday’s (9 a.m.-3 p.m.), and three assessments at a time convenient for the caregiver (60 min). All requirements will be virtual; caregivers must have access to video-conferencing technology (e.g., personal computer, internet access). Workshops will include PowerPoints didactics, videos, discussion, and large and small group modeling and role play with feedback from a psychologist. Topics discussed will include child-directed interaction, differential attention, parent-directed interaction, effective instructions, compliance training, effective follow through, appropriate consequence.

Assessments will include a 20-min structured caregiver-child observation and the completion of rating scales evaluating your child’s behavior as well as their cognitive, emotional, and adaptive functioning. You will receive compensation at three points for their participation in the study visits.

You and your child may be eligible for this study if:

  1. You are English speaking
  2. You have access to video-conferencing technology (e.g., personal computer, internet access
  3. Your child is between 2 and 7 years of age
  4. Your child has a medical or educational diagnosis of Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder
  5. Your child engages in disruptive behavior problems

To apply for this study, complete this screening form.

Contact us to learn more

Study Information: Email Mackenzie Carlson, BS
Principal Investigator: Email Corey Lieneman, PhD | 402-836-9981