ERIC Number: EJ1086666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Brief Report: Parent-Reported Problems Related to Communication, Behavior and Interests in Children with Autistic Disorder and Their Impact on Quality of Life
Øien, Roald; Eisemann, Martin R.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n1 p328-331 Jan 2016
Parents of children with Autism spectrum disorders often report elevated levels of stress, depression and anxiety compared to parents of children with other developmental disorders. The present study investigated experiences of mothers of children with autistic disorder, both boys and girls. The results show that mothers report problems related to communication, behavior and interests of their child, which impact their quality of life. There were also differences between boys and girls.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mothers, Communication Problems, Behavior Problems, Childhood Interests, Quality of Life, Gender Differences
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