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ERIC Number: EJ939836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Treatments for Autism: Parental Choices and Perceptions of Change
Bowker, Anne; D'Angelo, Nadia M.; Hicks, Robin; Wells, Kerry
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v41 n10 p1373-1382 Oct 2011
Empirically conducted studies of the efficacy of various treatments for autism are limited, which leaves parents with little evidence on which to base their treatment decisions (Kasari, "Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders," 32: 447-461, 2002). The purpose of this study was to examine the types of treatments in current use by families of children with ASD. In addition, parents' perceptions of improvement in their child's functioning were explored. Through an online survey, a sample of 970 parents of ASD children reported on the treatments currently in use, those discontinued, and reasons for discontinuation. Results indicate that most families adopt multiple treatment approaches. Parents were most likely to discontinue non-evidence based treatments when they did not see improvement in their child's functioning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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