Positive Parenting (P+): an autism parent training to address children problem behaviour and teach them socially important skills
One of the biggest challenges parents often face is managing their child behaviour. Especially for parents of children with autism (ASD), behavioural challenges can be even greater due to the child’s skill deficiencies (i.e communication). For parents who want to be able to manage their child’s behaviour, help them gain the developmental skills they need to regulate their own behaviours, as well as teach them new skills, behavioural therapy techniques can prove very effective.
Behavioural therapy techniques are based on Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), an evidence-based intervention, especially for children with ASD. ABA is a therapy based on the science of learning and behaviour. It applies our understanding of how behaviour works to real situations. The goal is to increase behaviours that are socially significant and helpful and decrease behaviours that are harmful or affect learning. ABA therapy interventions often aim to Increase language and
communication skills, improve attention, focus, social skills, memory, and academics and decrease problem behaviours.
The project will bring together 6 European organisations to accomplish the following objectives:
- To deliver training courses to directly train parents in behavioural techniques and, also, to deliver these courses to a target group of adult education trainers, in order to amplify and
perpetuate the ripple effect of those courses
- Design, test and publish an innovative training package for adult education trainers that will train the target group (parents) to acquire sufficient knowledge and understanding about
ABA and parenting techniques based on the science of behaviour