How can we provide low-cost, effective, evidence-based early intervention for parents and toddlers?
This project is assessing the effectiveness of Reciprocal Imitation Training (RIT) — an evidence-based, ASD-specialized intervention – for use by community providers working in publicly funded Part C Early Intervention (EI) programs serving children from birth to 3 years. RIT is ideally suited for EI settings because it is inexpensive, play-based, easy to learn and implement, and can be taught to parents for use with their child at home. We are examining how RIT is implemented by EI providers and parents and which aspects of RIT use are associated with improvements in children’s social communication.
Who is Eligible?
Parents of children aged between 18 and 30 months and who are receiving services from a participating Early Intervention provider
Parents enrolled in the study will participate in 3 web-based visits and complete a series of surveys over the course of 6 months
Participants will receive a $150 gift card per web-based visit ($450 total) and an additional $30 for completing all weekly surveys (for a total of $480 for taking part in this study)