Lifespan Speaker Series – The Effectiveness of Virtual Parent Training for Young Children At-Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder

New research is showing that infants and young children at-risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) make developmental improvements with the implementation of parent training intervention.

This webinar hosted on June 3, 2021 presented by graduate student Claire Shingleton-Smith and Drs. Maurice Feldman and Julie Koudys, Dept. Applied Disability Studies from Brock University discussed a parent focused early intervention program via telehealth for young children at-risk for ASD, while highlighting:

  • Early results showing an increase in generalized parent teaching skills after the intervention
  • The impact of parent training on child development

Please note that this webinar does not recommend any specific resource and/or treatment options, nor is it intended to provide individual advice. Individuals should consult with their healthcare team/treatment provider for all healthcare recommendations and decisions.

We would like to acknowledge the support from the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Office of Research Services, which helped to make this event possible.

Watch the recording of the webinar here:


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