Feasibility of Adapting RUBI Parent Training Manual to ASD Outpatient Clinic

Grant Winners

  • Tara Sheehan, Ph.D. – Mailman Segal Center for Human Development
  • Roseanne Lesack, Ph.D. – Mailman Segal Center for Human Development
  • Jillian Benson, Psy.D. – College of Psychology
  • Dahlia Magdy, M.S. – College of Psychology
  • Eric Levin, M.S. – College of Psychology

Dean

  • Roni Leiderman, Ph.D – Mailman Segal Center for Human Development

Abstract

Feasibility of Adapting RUBI Parent Training Manual to ASD Outpatient Clinic

The primary purpose of the proposed study is to evaluate the feasibility of adapting an experimentally validated manual-based parent training program to an applied behavior analysis (ABA) outpatient clinic setting to reduce disruptive behaviors in young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.  Parent training models of ABA service delivery offer advantages over traditional clinician-based service delivery models including cost, efficiency, and parental empowerment.  In addition to evaluating feasibility of the parent training model, a preliminary analysis of efficacy will be conducted.