The Focus Parent Training programme is a home-based parent-training intervention based on the Child's Talk programme.
It focuses on promoting compliance, mutual enjoyment, joint attention (as early precursors of social and communicative behavior), and language development. The program adopted a consultant model with parents acting as the everyday therapist.
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