Acceptability and feasibility of a parent-mediated social-communication therapy for young autistic children in Brazil: A qualitative implementation study of Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy

Priscilla Brandi Gomes Godoy, Lorna McWilliams, Leticia Rodrigues da Silveira, Mirian de Cesaro Revers Biasão, Fernanda Speggiorin Pereira Alarcão, Leonardo Seda, Renata Generoso Campoli, Holan Liang, Gauri Divan, Kathy Leadbitter, Jonathan Green & Elizabeth Shephard
Effective support for autistic individuals is lacking in Brazil. Few centres offer services and those that do are limited in therapeutic options and geographical location. Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy is a low-intensity, evidence-based parent-mediated social-communication intervention that may be useful for this scenario. This implementation study aimed to assess the acceptability and feasibility of Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy for young autistic children (aged 2–10 years) in Brazil. Parents (n = 18) of 2- to 10-year-old...
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