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Supporting Families of Children With Developmental DisabilitiesEvidence-based and Emerging Practices$
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Mian Wang and George H. S. Singer

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199743070

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743070.001.0001

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Advocacy and Self-Help Programs as Evidence-Based Practices for Families of Children with Developmental Disabilities

Advocacy and Self-Help Programs as Evidence-Based Practices for Families of Children with Developmental Disabilities

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(p.255) 6 Advocacy and Self-Help Programs as Evidence-Based Practices for Families of Children with Developmental Disabilities
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Supporting Families of Children With Developmental Disabilities
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Yeana W. Lam

Mian Wang

George H. S. Singer

Jiyeon Kim

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743070.003.0006

This chapter reviews the programmatic features of parent advocacy and self-help interventions and the methodologies employed to evaluate their effectiveness. It discusses home–school collaboration studies, particularly those using parent–teacher trainings, individualized behavioral support and consultation, and multitiered behavioral support. Interventions targeting parent advocacy, peer parent support, family-involved self-determination, and individualized education program (IEP) participation are also examined. These interventions were generally found to increase parents’ and adolescents’ levels of empowerment, self-efficacy, and problem-solving, as well as levels of input in education and transition planning. Still, inconsistencies in experimental rigor within this broad research area suggest a need for more replication studies and for future work to improve the quality of the evidence.

Keywords:   literature review, home–school collaboration, parent advocacy, peer parent support, self-determination, individualized education program

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