Evaluating the Social Validity of the Early Start Denver Model: A Convergent Mixed Methods Study

Emily Ogilvie, Matthew McCrudden

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

An intervention has social validity to the extent that it is socially acceptable to participants and stakeholders. This pilot convergent mixed methods study evaluated parents’ perceptions of the social validity of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), a naturalistic behavioral intervention for children with autism. It focused on whether the parents viewed (a) the ESDM goals as appropriate for their children, (b) the intervention procedures as acceptable and appropriate, and (c) whether changes in their children’s behavior was practically significant. Parents of four children who participated in the ESDM completed the TARF-R questionnaire and participated in a semi-structured interview. Both data sets indicated that parents rated their experiences with the ESDM positively and rated it as socially-valid. The findings indicated that what was implemented in the intervention is complemented by how it was implemented and by whom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2899-2910
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume47
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

Fingerprint

Parents
Social Perception
Autistic Disorder
Interviews

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

Cite this

@article{ce6d6cb5364144ceb8daf5fde77820ab,
title = "Evaluating the Social Validity of the Early Start Denver Model: A Convergent Mixed Methods Study",
abstract = "An intervention has social validity to the extent that it is socially acceptable to participants and stakeholders. This pilot convergent mixed methods study evaluated parents’ perceptions of the social validity of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), a naturalistic behavioral intervention for children with autism. It focused on whether the parents viewed (a) the ESDM goals as appropriate for their children, (b) the intervention procedures as acceptable and appropriate, and (c) whether changes in their children’s behavior was practically significant. Parents of four children who participated in the ESDM completed the TARF-R questionnaire and participated in a semi-structured interview. Both data sets indicated that parents rated their experiences with the ESDM positively and rated it as socially-valid. The findings indicated that what was implemented in the intervention is complemented by how it was implemented and by whom.",
author = "Emily Ogilvie and Matthew McCrudden",
year = "2017",
month = "9",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1007/s10803-017-3214-1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "47",
pages = "2899--2910",
journal = "Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders",
issn = "0162-3257",
publisher = "Springer New York",
number = "9",

}

Evaluating the Social Validity of the Early Start Denver Model : A Convergent Mixed Methods Study. / Ogilvie, Emily; McCrudden, Matthew.

In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 47, No. 9, 01.09.2017, p. 2899-2910.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Evaluating the Social Validity of the Early Start Denver Model

T2 - A Convergent Mixed Methods Study

AU - Ogilvie, Emily

AU - McCrudden, Matthew

PY - 2017/9/1

Y1 - 2017/9/1

N2 - An intervention has social validity to the extent that it is socially acceptable to participants and stakeholders. This pilot convergent mixed methods study evaluated parents’ perceptions of the social validity of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), a naturalistic behavioral intervention for children with autism. It focused on whether the parents viewed (a) the ESDM goals as appropriate for their children, (b) the intervention procedures as acceptable and appropriate, and (c) whether changes in their children’s behavior was practically significant. Parents of four children who participated in the ESDM completed the TARF-R questionnaire and participated in a semi-structured interview. Both data sets indicated that parents rated their experiences with the ESDM positively and rated it as socially-valid. The findings indicated that what was implemented in the intervention is complemented by how it was implemented and by whom.

AB - An intervention has social validity to the extent that it is socially acceptable to participants and stakeholders. This pilot convergent mixed methods study evaluated parents’ perceptions of the social validity of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), a naturalistic behavioral intervention for children with autism. It focused on whether the parents viewed (a) the ESDM goals as appropriate for their children, (b) the intervention procedures as acceptable and appropriate, and (c) whether changes in their children’s behavior was practically significant. Parents of four children who participated in the ESDM completed the TARF-R questionnaire and participated in a semi-structured interview. Both data sets indicated that parents rated their experiences with the ESDM positively and rated it as socially-valid. The findings indicated that what was implemented in the intervention is complemented by how it was implemented and by whom.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85022034159&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85022034159&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s10803-017-3214-1

DO - 10.1007/s10803-017-3214-1

M3 - Article

C2 - 28685407

AN - SCOPUS:85022034159

VL - 47

SP - 2899

EP - 2910

JO - Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

JF - Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

SN - 0162-3257

IS - 9

ER -