A Parent-Implemented Gross Motor Intervention for Young Children with Disabilities

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Abstract

Children with disabilities often experience gross motor delays. Adults, including parents, can play a crucial role in supporting children’s motor development. However, a limited number of research studies have focused on building parents’ capacity to support their young children’s motor skill development. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a training and coaching program on parent implementation of prompting procedures and children’s gross motor skills. A multiple-probe single-case design across three parent–child dyads was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention. The findings show that parents learned how to implement prompting procedures with high fidelity. In addition, the parents reported improvements in their children’s gross motor performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-290
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Early Intervention
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021

Keywords

  • children with disabilities
  • coaching
  • gross motor skills
  • parent-implemented
  • prompt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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