Parent Implemented Interventions

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Parent Implemented Interventions (PII)

Parent implemented interventions (PII) consist of practitioners collaborating with, training, and coaching parents to implement evidence-based practices (EBPs) with their children throughout daily routines and activities.

What Will I Learn?

The AFIRM model guides the learner through four lessons to facilitate:

  • Learning basic knowledge about parent implemented interventions (PII).
  • Applying PII in activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.

The PII module will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. However, the module is broken into individual lessons to help guide your learning:

Lesson Time to Complete
A Case for PII 10 minutes
Lesson 1: Basics of PII 20 minutes
Lesson 2: Planning for PII 25 minutes
Lesson 3: Using PII 45 minutes
Lesson 4: Monitoring PII 25 minutes
Applying PII 10 minutes
Suggested citation:
Amsbary, J., & AFIRM Team. (2017). Parent implemented interventions. Chapel Hill, NC: National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder, FPG Child Development Center, University of North Carolina. Retrieved from

Professional Standards

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards that apply to all 27 evidence-based practices (PDF document, 2 pages)

CEC standards that apply specifically to the parent implemented interventions (PII) module (PDF document, 2 pages)


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