Studies find Project ImPACT can be used effectively with families of children with social communication delays in different countries
Several recent studies conducted in different countries have found Project ImPACT to be feasible and/or effective for children with social communication delays, including India, the Netherlands, Zambia, China, Spain, and Iran. Sengupta, K., Javeri, A., Mascarenhas, C., Khaparde, O., & Mahadik, S. (in press). Feasibility and acceptability of a synchronous online parent-mediated early intervention for […]
Study finds similar child language outcomes and greater parent self-efficacy for families receiving Project ImPACT compared to clinician-delivered speech therapy
A recent study comparing clinician-delivered speech therapy to parent-mediated intervention using Project ImPACT with young children with developmental language disorder was published in the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders by Margo Zwitserlood-Nijenhuis and colleagues. Zwitserlood‐Nijenhuis, M. A., Wiefferink, C. H., & Gerrits, E. (2023). A randomized study of parent‐versus child‐directed intervention for Dutch toddlers with DLD. International […]
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We recommend sharing the video on the home page of this site and the parent handout with families to help introduce the program. The parent handout can be downloaded from the Frequently Asked Questions page, which can be accessed through the home page.
Guilford Press will be making all of the reproducible forms on the companion website fillable PDFs to facilitate their use over telehealth. Copies of the fillable forms can be requested before they are available on the companion website by contacting us.
The Spanish translation of Project ImPACT parent and coach manuals, Comunicacion social para ninos con autism y otras dificultades del desarrollo ImPACT: Guia para familias and Guia para professionales are now available from Autismo Avila: https://impact.autismoavila.org/ Please contact Cristina Leyva at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase the parent and/or coach manuals. Check back with us for information on distribution in […]
A pair of peer-reviewed articles on the efficacy of Project ImPACT with infant siblings at-risk for ASD was recently published in Autism by Paul Yoder, Wendy Stone, and Sarah Edmunds. Yoder, P., Stone, W., & Edmunds, S. (in press). Parent utilization of ImPACT intervention strategies is a mediator of proximal then distal social communication outcomes […]
A recent study comparing telehealth coaching and in-person coaching in Project ImPACT was published in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders by Ying Hao and colleagues. Hao, Y., Franco, J. H., Sundarrajan, M., & Chen, Y. (2020). A pilot study comparing tele-therapy and in-person therapy: Perspectives from parent-mediated intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal […]
A two-year NRSA training fellowship was recently awarded to Kyle Frost to identify the active ingredients of Project ImPACT. The study objective is to use a mixed methods approach to elucidate potential active ingredients and associated mechanisms of change of an empirically supported early intervention which addresses core deficits of ASD. First, interviews with key […]
In response to COVID-19, many providers are having to shift their service delivery model to telehealth. This 1.5-hour, free webinar, covers the information necessary to effectively deliver Project ImPACT using telehealth. Topics covered include: 1) the evidence base for telehealth; 2) how to prepare your practice for telehealth; 3) how to prepare the family for […]