Meta-Analyses of Parent Skills Training Programs: Worldwide and Specific to Lower- and Middle-Income Countries

Brian Reichow

Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies, University of Florida

Brian Reichow, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an associate professor in special education, school psychology, and early childhood studies and the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies in the College of Education at the University of Florida. Dr. Reichow completed his graduate degrees in special education at Vanderbilt University and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center, where he remains an adjunct faculty member. Prior to his graduate studies, Dr. Reichow received degrees in elementary education and psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a teacher of students with autism in early childcare settings and public elementary schools.Dr. Reichow’s current research interests include the translation of clinical research into practical applications in schools and communities, the identification and evaluation of evidence-based practices, systematic review and meta-analytic methods and applications, and applied research in authentic educational settings. Dr. Reichow is an ongoing technical advisor for the World Health Organization is currently working with colleagues at the WHO and other international sites to develop practice guidelines and training materials to increase the identification, management, and treatment of children with developmental disabilities in lower- and middle-income countries.


Background: The purpose of this poster is to systematically review the effectiveness of parent skills training (PST) programs for caregivers of children with developmental disorders and to explore critical ingredients of... [ view full abstract ]

Ethics and permissions statement and / or disclosure of potential conflict of interest (if relevant)

Because this presentation is a systematic review, ethical review was not required. The authors report no potential or real conflicts of interest. [ view full abstract ]


  1. Brian Reichow (Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies, University of Florida)
  2. Chiara Servili (Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization)

Topic Area

Topics: Research


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