09/01/2009

Effectiveness of Parent and Therapist Collaboration Program (PTCP) for Teaching Self-Care and Domestic Skills to Individuals with Autism

 

By: Atilla Cavkaytar and Elena Pollard

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to develop and determine the effectiveness of a Parent and Therapist Collaboration Program for teaching self care and domestic skills to individuals with autism with varying educational needs, age, and severity of disability. Three individuals with autism, one habilitation provider, and three parents participated in the study. A multiple probe design with probe conditions across skills was used in order to examine the effectiveness of independent variables on the dependent variable. The independent variable of the study was Parent and Therapist Collaboration Program (PTCP) for teaching self care and domestic skills for individuals with autism. Training is completed when the parents and therapists determine that they are proficient in the tasks explained during the meetings and home visits, including how to complete various recording forms for target skills and how to apply teaching methods. Result show that the PTCP was effective for teaching self-care and domestic skills to children with autism.

September 2009, Vol 44, Issue 3

By: Atilla Cavkaytar and Elena Pollard

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to develop and determine the effectiveness of a Parent and Therapist Collaboration Program for teaching self care and domestic skills to individuals with autism with varying educational needs, age, and severity of disability. Three individuals with autism, one habilitation provider, and three parents participated in the study. A multiple probe design with probe conditions across skills was used in order to examine the effectiveness of independent variables on the dependent variable. The independent variable of the study was Parent and Therapist Collaboration Program (PTCP) for teaching self care and domestic skills for individuals with autism. Training is completed when the parents and therapists determine that they are proficient in the tasks explained during the meetings and home visits, including how to complete various recording forms for target skills and how to apply teaching methods. Result show that the PTCP was effective for teaching self-care and domestic skills to children with autism.