The effectiveness of parent – child interaction therapy for children with high functioning autism, A.Hatamzadeh et al, Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2010

 

Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences 5 (2010) 994–۹۹۷

The effectiveness of parent – child interaction therapy for children

with high functioning autism

Abdolreza Hatamzadeh a *, Hamidreza Pouretemad b, Hamidreza Hassanabadi c

a Department of Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, , Tehran, Iran.

b Department of Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, & The Centre for the Treatment of Autistic Disorders, Tehran, Iran.

c Department of Educational Research, Tehran University , Tehran, Iran.

Received January 12, 2010; revised February 3, 2010; accepted March 6, 2010

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of Parent – Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT; Eyberg et al, 1995) for

young children (ages 3 to 7) with high functioning autism and clinically significant behavioral problems. Four children with their

mothers received treatment as an A-B single-subject experimental design and their behavioral problems were assessed 6 times by

the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (ECBI). Results showed decrease in behavioral problems for all participants following the

implementation of PCIT. The implications of the findings, study limitations, and suggestions for future research are discussed.

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