Partners in School: An Innovative Parent-Teacher Consultation Model for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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TitlePartners in School: An Innovative Parent-Teacher Consultation Model for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsAzad, GF, Marcus, SC, Sheridan, SM, Mandell, DS
JournalJ Educ Psychol Consult
Volume28
Issue4
Pagination460-486
Date Published2018
ISSN1047-4412
Abstract

Little research examines the best ways to improve communication between parents and teachers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and its effect on child outcomes. The present study tests an innovative parent-teacher consultation model, entitled . The goal of is to improve parent-teacher communication aboutevidence-based practices (EBPs), and subsequently, outcomes for children with ASD. Participants were 26 teachers and 49 parents of children with ASD from a large urban public school district. Parents and teachers completed measures of their communication and child outcomes prior to and after receiving consultation through . Results indicated that parents and teachers perceived improvements in child outcomes after participation in Changes in parent-teacher communication also were associated with changes in some child outcomes. Discussionhighlights the important role of communication inconsultations targeting family-school partnerships for children with ASD.

DOI10.1080/10474412.2018.1431550
Alternate JournalJ Educ Psychol Consult
PubMed ID30713408
PubMed Central IDPMC6350905
Grant ListF32 MH101994 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States