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Supporting Families of Children With Developmental Disabilities: Evidence-based and Emerging Practices

Mian Wang and George H. S. Singer


This book reviews the evidence on interventions for families of individuals with developmental disabilities, in particular intellectual disability and autism. It focuses on families of children above preschool age and into adulthood. This population of families has been the focus of social policy and research on professional practices in the United States and other advanced nations. With growing efforts to support these families, guidance based on substantive evidence is needed to move ahead. The book presents both narrative and meta-analytic syntheses of this large body of research in order t ... More

Keywords: evidence-based practice, family support, developmental disability, parent, meta-analysis, positive adaptation, family resilience, policy

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199743070
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743070.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mian Wang, author
Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara

George H. S. Singer, author
Professor of Education, University of California at Santa Barbara

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1 Introduction

George H. S. Singer and Mian Wang

2 Psychoeducational Group Programs as Evidence-Based Practices

George H. S. Singer, Jiyeon Kim, Yeana W. Lam, Mian Wang, and Kelsey Oliver

3 Behavioral Parent Training as Evidence-Based Practices for Families of Children with Developmental Disabilities

Mian Wang, Yeana W. Lam, Jiyeon Kim, George H. S. Singer, and Robin Dodds

4 Evidence-Based Practices for Supporting Families of Children with Autism

Mian Wang, Jiyeon Kim, Whitney Detar-Smith, and George H. S. Singer

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