A Review and Meta-Analysis of Evidence Based Practices for Supporting Families of Children with Severe Disabilities

A review of research on several ways of supporting parents of children with severe disabilities. Meta-analysis will be briefly explained along with how we evaluated interventions to categorize them as established science based methods. The synthesis shows the relative strength of different treatments including behavioral parent training, cognitive behavioral treatments, home-school programs, and multiple components interventions.

After this presentation participants will be able to:

1. Explain the purposes for conducting meta-analyses.
2. Identify interventions that are supported by enough research to say that they are established evidence based practices.
3. Discuss the implications of the findings for preparing service providers including teachers.

George  Singer