Triple P – Stepping Stones Adaptation is a parent-training program that has been developed for parents of children with a disability to help with difficult behaviour and managing issues common in children with disabilities. Available in individual or group settings, it is based on Triple P’s parenting strategies and is appropriate for parents of children diagnosed with autism who are experiencing challenging behaviours.
- Supporting Evidence/ Likely treatment success
- Research suggests that when parents change their approach to problem behaviours, children are more receptive to making a change in behaviour patterns. This gives parents greater confidence in their ability to deal with daily challenges.
- Link to more information
- Link to podcast – Assoc. Prof Kate Sofronoff of The University of Queensland explaining Triple P in relation to helping children with autism: http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/05/15/3503444.htm
Number of participation hours required each week
Time commitment varies. Can be 9-16 hours over 10 sessions, or longer individual sessions if needed.
Cost of intervention per week
|$0-$30||$30 – $80||$80 – $100||$100 – $120||$120 +|
|Notes:A group program will cost approx. $550, usually to be paid in full before the commencement of the course. This equates to $35 an hour. Individual sessions would most likely be higher.
A parent workbook can also be purchased for an additional $15.
Home, Clinic, or both?
|Home-based||Clinic or centre-based||Both or it doesn’t matter.|
|Possible pros of this intervention||Possible cons of this intervention|
|Educates and empowers parents of children with autism to effectively resolve daily behavioural difficulties.||Therapy is directed towards assisting parents manage their child’s behaviour. There is little or no interaction between the therapist and child in this intervention.|