Impact of Challenging Behavior Online Modules on Korean Parents of Children With Developmental Disabilities: An RCT

James D. Lee, Hedda Meadan, Yan Xia

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Abstract

Challenging behavior exhibited by young children with neurodevelopmental disabilities is known to negatively affect their optimal development and families’ quality of life. Although some support exists for English-speaking parents of children with autism who live in high-resource countries, it is scarce for others. Such disparity may also be heightened during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic with various societal restrictions. To mitigate the treatment gap, we developed and adapted a series of online training modules on behavioral principles and examined its effectiveness with 88 Korean parents using a randomized controlled trial. We found significant interaction effects on increasing parents’ knowledge of behavioral principles, increasing positive parenting practices, and decreasing parental stress. Qualitative social validity data also indicated that parents were highly satisfied with the goals, procedures, and outcomes and that the program positively affected their parenting styles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Positive Behavior Interventions
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • challenging behavior
  • intervention
  • online parent training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

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