Behavioral family intervention for children with developmental disabilities and behavioral problems

Clare Roberts, Trevor Mazzucchelli, Lisa Studman, Matthew R. Sanders

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


    The outcomes of a randomized clinical trial of a new behavioral family intervention, Stepping Stones Triple P, for preschoolers with developmental and behavior problems are presented. Forty-eight children with developmental disabilities participated, 27 randomly allocated to an intervention group and 20 to a wait-list control group. Parents completed measures of parenting style and stress, and independent observers assessed parent - child interactions. The intervention was associated with fewer child behavior problems reported by mothers and independent observers, improved maternal and paternal parenting style, and decreased maternal stress. All effects were maintained at 6-month follow-up. Copyright © 2006 by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)180-193
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • Australia
    • methods: Behavior Therapy
    • complications: Child Behavior Disorders
    • Child, Preschool
    • complications: Developmental Disabilities
    • methods: Early Intervention (Education)
    • methods: Family Therapy
    • Female
    • Follow-Up Studies
    • Humans
    • Male
    • psychology: Mothers
    • Parent-Child Relations
    • psychology: Parenting
    • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
    • psychology: Stress, Psychological
    • Treatment Outcome


    Dive into the research topics of 'Behavioral family intervention for children with developmental disabilities and behavioral problems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this