ERIC Number: EJ1038352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
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Reference Count: 86
Shedding Light on a Pervasive Problem: A Review of Research on Bullying Experiences among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Schroeder, Jessica H.; Cappadocia, M. Catherine; Bebko, James M.; Pepler, Debra J.; Weiss, Jonathan A.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n7 p1520-1534 Jul 2014
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by difficulties with social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and the development and maintenance of interpersonal relationships. As a result, individuals with ASD are at an increased risk of bullying victimization, compared to typically developing peers. This paper reviews the literature that has emerged over the past decade regarding prevalence of bullying involvement in the ASD population, as well as associated psychosocial factors. Directions for future research are suggested, including areas of research that are currently unexplored or underdeveloped. Methodological issues such as defining and measuring bullying, as well as informant validity and reliability, are considered. Implications for intervention are discussed.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Antisocial Behavior, Interaction, Verbal Communication, Communication Problems, Nonverbal Communication, Bullying, Victims, Peer Relationship, Literature Reviews, Psychological Patterns, Incidence, Research Needs, Research Methodology
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