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ERIC Number: EJ947676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Factors Related to Parents' Choices of Treatments for Their Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Miller, Victoria A.; Schreck, Kimberly A.; Mulick, James A.; Butter, Eric
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v6 n1 p87-95 Jan-Mar 2012
The history of autism treatment has been plagued with fad therapies which waste parents' and children's time, energy, and money. To determine if referral sources, such as professionals' recommendations, media, or scholarly sources, have influenced parents' treatment decisions, parents of at least one child with an autism spectrum disorder (N = 400) were surveyed to determine the sources they used to obtain treatment. Recommendations from professionals in non-medical fields and autism books were the most popular sources of information. Due to the diverse range of influences on parents' treatment decisions, a multifaceted dissemination strategy for the most effective therapies is warranted. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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