Stepping Stones Triple P (SSTP) is an intervention for parents of children with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour. It provides parents with information and support about how to manage such behaviours in their child. Previous efficacy trials outside of the UK have found encouraging results that SSTP can reduce challenging behaviour in children with intellectual disabilities.
The EPICC-ID study is evaluating the clinical and cost effectiveness of the SSTP parenting group in pre-school children (aged 30-59 months) with a moderate to severe intellectual disability in the UK. Trained therapists follow a manual and deliver the intervention in groups of 5-7 parents for 5 weeks, followed by 3 individual sessions and a final group meeting. Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of four sites across the UK running the study.
Who can take part?