ERIC Number: EJ1078618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Brief Report: Understanding Crisis Behaviors in Hospitalized Psychiatric Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder--Iceberg Assessment Interview
Stark, Kate H.; Barnes, Julia C.; Young, Nicholas D.; Gabriels, Robin L.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n11 p3468-3474 Nov 2015
Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at risk for emotional dysregulation and behavior problems that can escalate to levels requiring psychiatric hospitalization. Evaluating the etiology of such behaviors can be challenging for health care providers, as individuals with ASD can have difficulty self-reporting concerns. This brief report introduces the "Iceberg Assessment Interview" (IAI), a tool to organize and elucidate the assessment of issues potentially underlying problem behaviors. A summary of IAIs from a chart review of patients ages 5-18 with ASD (n = 23) admitted to a specialized psychiatric hospital unit illustrates the clinical utility of this tool. Summarized IAI data includes presenting crisis behaviors, caregiver-perceived environmental conditions, and underlying psychosocial and medical problems.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Adolescents, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Problems, Etiology, Hospitalized Children, Mental Disorders, Patients, Psychiatric Hospitals, Interviews, Measures (Individuals), Functional Behavioral Assessment
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