Bagherian-Khosroshahi, S. Pouretemad, H.R., & Khoshabi, K. (2010). The effect of little bird program in decreasing problem behavior of autistic children. Procedia- Social and Behavioral Sciences, 5, 1166-1170.
Autistic children and their families have important helping needs. The involvement of parents in implementing intervention strategies designed to help their autistic children has been accepted as helpful. This study examined the effectiveness of Little Bird Program in decreasing problem behaviors of autistic children. Participants included 16 mothers of autistic children, randomly selected and divided into experimental and matched control group. Experimental group completed the four months Little Bird Program. Both groups were receiving ABA program as well. Data was gathered one month before, at the beginning, one month after beginning, at the end and one month after the end of program using GARS scale. The results showed significant decrease in stereotyped behaviors of children in experimental group especially between mid-test and post-test.