Summary of the Systematic Review

Article Citation

A Systematic and Quality Review of Parent-Implemented Language and Communication Interventions Conducted via Telepractice

Akemoglu, Y., Muharib, R., et al. (2019).
Journal of Behavioral Education, Epub retrieved July 22, 2020 from https://doi.org/10.1007/s10864-019-09356-3.
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Indicators of Review Quality

  • Yes The review states a clearly focused question/aim.
  • Yes Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided.
  • No Search strategy described in sufficient detail for replication.
  • Yes Included studies are assessed for study quality.
  • Yes Quality assessments are reproducible.
  • Yes Characteristics of the included studies are provided.

Article Details

Description

This is a systemic review of experimental studies investigating the outcomes of telepractice-based parent-implemented language and communication intervention for young children with developmental delays or disorders.

Questions/Aims Addressed

"To address this need and to further the current literature base, this systematic review aims to evaluate the rigor of telepractice-based parent-implemented language and communication intervention studies. The following questions were the focus of the current review:
  1. What are the characteristics of telepractice-based parent-implemented language and communication intervention studies for young children with a developmental disability/delay in terms of interventions, participants, and outcomes?
  2. Do telepractice-based parent-implemented language and communication intervention studies adequately meet quality indicators and standards as identified for group and single-case intervention research?" (p. 285).

Population

Children, eight years old and younger, with a developmental disability or delay. All included studies focused on participants with autism spectrum disorder.

Intervention/Assessment

Parent-implemented language and communication intervention conducted via telepractice

Number of Studies Included

12

Years Included

Not stated


Conclusions from This Systematic Review

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Treatment

For children with autism spectrum disorder, twelve studies investigated parent-implemented language and communication interventions that were trained via telepractice including: environmental strategies, modeling, imitation, time delay, and responsive interaction strategies such as expansion and turn taking. Providing parents with opportunities to practice strategies, to receive feedback, and to be observed while implementing strategies helped to increase parental use of the communication strategies. Parents demonstrated the ability to implement strategies across settings and routines. Overall, children with autism spectrum disorder demonstrated communication benefits from parent-implemented language and communication strategies delivered via telepractice.

Keywords: Format, Children, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Speech and Language, Parent/Caregiver-Mediated Interventions

Service Delivery

For children with autism spectrum disorder, twelve studies investigated parent-implemented language and communication interventions that were trained via telepractice including: environmental strategies, modeling, imitation, time delay, and responsive interaction strategies such as expansion and turn taking. Providing parents with opportunities to practice strategies, to receive feedback, and to be observed while implementing strategies helped to increase parental use of the communication strategies. Parents demonstrated the ability to implement strategies across settings and routines. Overall, children with autism spectrum disorder demonstrated communication benefits from parent-implemented language and communication strategies delivered via telepractice.

Keywords: Format, Children, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Speech and Language, Parent/Caregiver-Mediated Interventions

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Treatment

For children with autism spectrum disorder, twelve studies investigated parent-implemented language and communication interventions that were trained via telepractice including: environmental strategies, modeling, imitation, time delay, and responsive interaction strategies such as expansion and turn taking. Providing parents with opportunities to practice strategies, to receive feedback, and to be observed while implementing strategies helped to increase parental use of the communication strategies. Parents demonstrated the ability to implement strategies across settings and routines. Overall, children with autism spectrum disorder demonstrated communication benefits from parent-implemented language and communication strategies delivered via telepractice.

Keywords: Format, Children, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Speech and Language, Parent/Caregiver-Mediated Interventions

Notes on This Article

The data in this systematic review are included in another document which can be found in the Associated Article section below.

Associated Article

Interventions for Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Synthesis of Research Evidence
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