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ERIC Number: EJ1173380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
A Model of Family and Child Functioning in Siblings of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Tudor, Megan E.; Rankin, James; Lerner, Matthew D.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n4 p1210-1227 Apr 2018
The potential clinical needs of typically developing (TD) siblings of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) remain disputed. A total of 239 mothers of youth aged 6-17, including one youth with ASD (M = 11.14 years; simplex families) and at least one other youth (M = 11.74 years) completed online standardized measures of various familial factors and TD youth outcomes. Overall, only 6-23% of siblings were identified within the clinical range of emotional, behavioral, or social functioning. Both maternal depression and sibling relationship were identified as key pathways in predicting siblings' functioning within a good-fitting path analysis model. The current model is presented as a novel base for the development of future research and services for this unique population of children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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