Optimism training for parents benefits children with developmental disability

08/8/2013 | Disability Scoop

Parental participation in a combination of behavior instruction and optimism training yielded better results in terms of behavior among children with developmental disabilities compared with positive behavior support, a study showed. Although parents from both groups reported feeling less pessimistic following their intervention, the optimism training group said they felt more in control and had higher hopes for their children, lead study author V. Mark Durand said. The study was published in the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.

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