A Systematic and Quality Review of Parent-Implemented Language and Communication Interventions Conducted via Telepractice

  • Yusuf AkemogluEmail author
  • Reem MuharibEmail author
  • Hedda MeadanEmail author
Review Paper


The purpose of this study was to systematically review the literature researching telepractice and parent-implemented language and communication interventions. A total of 12 studies met inclusion criteria and comprise the final study sample. A majority of the included articles were single-case research studies, and two were randomized controlled trials. We analyzed participant characteristics, intervention types, outcomes, and research quality in all 12 studies. All telepractice-based parent-implemented interventions reported improvements in parent and/or child outcomes. We evaluated the rigor of the studies against single-case research and group design quality indicators as well as What Works Clearinghouse standards. Of the 10 single-case research studies, one met single-case research design standards and six met standards with reservations, and of the two group design studies, only one met all quality indicators and standards. Results are discussed and future directions are provided.


Telepractice Telehealth Parent-implemented interventions Autism Language Communication 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Special Education and Multiple AbilitiesThe University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  2. 2.Special Education Program, Department of Curriculum and InstructionTexas State UniversitySan MarcosUSA
  3. 3.Department of Special EducationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaignUSA

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