Strengthening the reflective functioning capacities of parents who have a child with a Neurodevelopment disability through a brief, relationship-focused intervention.

Sealy, Julie and Glovinsky, Ira P (2016) Strengthening the reflective functioning capacities of parents who have a child with a Neurodevelopment disability through a brief, relationship-focused intervention. Infant Mental Health Journal, 37 (2). pp. 115-124. ISSN 0163-9641 DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/imhj.21557

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Abstract

This randomized controlled trial examined the reflective functioning capacities of caregivers who have a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder between the ages of 2 years 0 months and 6 years 11 months. Children with a neurodevelopmental disorder receive a range of diagnoses, including sutism; however, they all exhibit social communication challenges that can derail social relationships. Forty parent– child dyads in Barbados were randomly assigned to either a developmental individual-difference, relationship-based/floortime(DIR/FT) group (n = 20), or a psychoeducational (wait-list) group (n = 20) with parental reflective functioning measured before and after a 12-week DIR/FT treatment intervention. Results revealed significant gains in parental reflective functioning in the treatment group, as compared to the psychoeducational (waitlist) group, after the 12-week relationship-focused intervention.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: reflective functioning, neurodevelopmental disability, DIRFloortime, parent–child relationship
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2017 15:04
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/8723

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