Evaluation of Autism Training for Parents in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Institute of Paediatric Neurodisorder and Autism (IPNA), Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) at Dhaka, Bangladesh arranged early intervention and home management training for parents of children with Autism.
Evaluating the ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) child’s parent’s knowledge, experience after diagnosis of their child’s ASD, management techniques before and after training on early intervention and home management in a specialized center.
It was a comparative study. The study was conducted among 34 parents of ASD children with two different evaluation sheets. A training was conducted for two days in four sessions with PECs, ABA methods and different culturally adapted structured methods with hands-on exposure by experienced trainers. An evaluation sheet was collected before the training conducted and another one collected after the training was completed.
Before the training programme it was observed that most of the parents had known very little about Autism but they except their ASD children warmly. Most of them didn’t know scientific ways of management of their children or how to behave with them. In that training parents were learned about what autism mean and ASD children management at home by their daylong activities. The training was conducted for two days in four sessions with Picture Exchange Communications (PECs), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) methods and different culturally adapted structured methods with hands-on exposure. After the training every participants wrote down their experiences in an evaluation form. Observing the after evaluation form it was clear that their understanding level about Autism was increased and they were interested to work scientifically with their ASD child.
Most of the parents wanted to attend that type of parents training for long time and frequently.