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ERIC Number: EJ1159700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3922
A Psychoeducational Group Intervention for Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Brouzos, Andreas; Vassilopoulos, Stephanos P.; Tassi, Christina
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v42 n4 p274-298 2017
This study examined the effectiveness of an 8-week psychoeducational group program for siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The sample consisted of 38 siblings aged 6-15 years (M = 10.75), allocated to the experimental (n = 22) or control group (n = 16). Self-report questionnaires were administered before and after the intervention. Results indicated a significant increase in knowledge of ASD in the experimental group, but not in the control group. In addition, a statistically significant reduction in adjustment difficulties and emotional/behavioral problems in the experimental group was detected. The theoretical and practical relevance of the findings for facilitating sibling support groups is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
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