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Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Autism

2012

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Parental Involvement In Early Intervention Programs For Children With Autism, Alexis Bennett May 2012

Parental Involvement In Early Intervention Programs For Children With Autism, Alexis Bennett

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

This qualitative study explored the perceptions of mental health professionals and practitioners of parental involvement in early intervention programs for children with autism. Interviews were completed with eight mental health professionals and practitioners to better understand the importance of parental involvement, the role parents play within an early intervention program, and the impact parental involvement or lack there of can have on the child’s success developmentally and their success in the early intervention program. The objective of this study was to gain insight into mental health professionals and practitioners perceptions in order to learn ways for social workers and ...