Parent-Mediated Interventions for Children with ASD in Low-Resource Settings: a Scoping Review

James D. Lee, Hedda Meadan

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As a global health concern, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is known to affect millions of people regardless of their demographics. Children with ASD and their families in many low-resource settings (LRS) around the globe are reported to experience a multitude of barriers. Parent-mediated interventions (PMI) may be a viable treatment model in these LRS. Therefore, a scoping review was conducted to provide an overview of PMI-related literature in LRS. A total of 12 studies representing 10 different countries were reviewed. This review revealed strategies used to train and coach parents, target skills for children, and parents’ perceptions toward PMI in LRS. It also revealed the critical need for additional considerations for interventions adapted in these parts of the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-298
Number of pages14
JournalReview Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2021


  • Autism
  • Low-resource settings
  • Parent-mediated intervention
  • Social validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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