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ERIC Number: EJ1179165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
From 'Parent' to 'Expert': How Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Make Decisions about Which Intervention Approaches to Access
Edwards, Amelia G.; Brebner, Chris M.; McCormack, Paul F.; MacDougall, Colin J.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n6 p2122-2138 Jun 2018
Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are responsible for deciding which interventions to implement with their child. There is limited research examining parental decision-making with regards to intervention approaches. A constructivist grounded theory methodology was implemented in this study. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 14 participants from 12 family units. Data collection and analysis occurred concurrently, allowing a grounded theory to be constructed. Parental decision-making was influenced by many factors, arranged into seven core categories (values, experience, information, motivation, understanding, needs and logistics). Decision-making evolved over time, as parents transformed from 'parent' to 'expert'. The results of this study provide an insight into parental decision-making, which has implications for the support provided to parents by health professionals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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