Kimberly Tomeny and Drs. Robin Mcwilliam and ted tomeny publish article on caregiver-implemented interventions for young children with asd
Caregiver-implemented intervention is a common approach to supporting very young children with or at risk for ASD and their families, and it is often facilitated via coaching. This systematic review examines four coaching components across the literature on caregiver-implemented intervention with infants and toddlers with or at risk for ASD. Results indicated that most of the 26 reviewed studies highlighted components such as building on caregivers’ competence and guided practice, yet many failed to address collaborative coaching components (e.g., planning, reflection, and decision making), which are important aspects of supporting caregivers. Gaps in the literature on caregiver-implemented intervention remain, as few of the reviewed studies described the use of all four coaching components.