Parent Perspectives on Home-Based Intervention for Young Children with Developmental Disabilities: The Parent-Implemented Communication Strategies (PiCS) Project in Illinois, USA

Hedda Meadan, Ph.D., BCBA-D

University of Illinois


Julia B. Stoner, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Illinois State University


Maureen E. Angell, Ph.D.

Illinois State University


Parents’ perspectives on a home-based, parent-implemented social-pragmatic communication intervention for young children aged 37 to 60 months with limited expressive language are presented in this report.  The researchers analyzed the perspectives of seven parent participants in the Institute of Education Sciences-funded Parent-Implemented Communication Strategies (PiCS) project and their family members.  Data included individual interviews with the parent interventionists, their spouses, and siblings of the target children, external evaluator findings, and survey responses.  The research team employed qualitative research methodology to examine family perspectives on the PiCS project.  Three major findings emerged concerning the PiCS intervention: (a) the intervention resulted in changes in the interaction between the parent interventionists and the target children, (b) the changed interaction had a positive effect on the children’s social-pragmatic communication skills, and (c) the intervention resulted in positive changes in entire families’ interactions with the target children.

Read or Download Instructions

To Read this Article - Left Click Here (login required)

To Download this Article - Right Click Here (login required)
(choose "save", "save target as" or "save as")

To Download the Entire SPRING/SUMMER 2015 Issue of JAASEP - Click Here  (login required)

AASEP MEMBERS LOGIN to Access live links to all available JAASEP issues.

Not a Member?

If you are a member of AASEP, please login to freely access this and all archived issues of JAASEP

If you are NOT A MEMBER of AASEP or NASET you may purchase this article from  the SPRING/SUMMER 2015 issue of JAASEP for $4.95 (use the Buy Now button below):

OR - Buy the entire issue of JAASEP SPRING/SUMMER 2015 for $19.95 by using the Buy Now button below:

OR - Join AASEP Today and receive access to this and all past issues of JAASEP -

Join AASEP Here

Return to the Table of Contents - Click Here

To top