Development and evaluation of a sustainable intervention programme

Shanahan Somerville, Clare Fiona (2015). Development and evaluation of a sustainable intervention programme. University of Birmingham. M.Res.

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This thesis is comprised of three chapters that explore the process of instituting a new service or programme.
Analysis of Thinking Skills Training Programmes Among Adults With Learning Disabilities: Qualitative Review of Relevant Literature. A literature review evaluating existing literature on rehabilitation programmes for individuals with learning disabilities. The review followed the guidelines set forth by COCHRANE and PRISMA (Higgins, 2008 & Moher, Liberati, Tetzlaff & Altman, 2009).
Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Programme Evaluation. An evaluation of the Stepping Stones Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P), provided through an independent organization as part of its NHS autism contract. This project evaluated the effectiveness of the programme based on pre and post measures collected over four years.
Thematic Analysis of Stakeholders’ Hopes, Fears and Expectations for a Peer-Mentoring Programme. The final chapter was part of a larger programme evaluation which will continue through the coming year. The project evaluates the effectiveness of a newly developed and implemented peer-mentoring programme. This section focused on the initial hopes, fears and expectations for the programme by stakeholders. This evaluation entailed conducting interviews with stakeholders and performing a qualitative evaluation using Thematic Analysis (TA).

Type of Work: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.Res.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.Res.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Psychology
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare


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