ERIC Number: EJ1078653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
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Traumatic Childhood Events and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Kerns, Connor Morrow; Newschaffer, Craig J.; Berkowitz, Steven J.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n11 p3475-3486 Nov 2015
Traumatic childhood events are associated with a wide range of negative physical, psychological and adaptive outcomes over the life course and are one of the few identifiable causes of psychiatric illness. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be at increased risk for both encountering traumatic events and developing traumatic sequelae; however, this topic has been understudied. This review considers the rationale for examining traumatic events and related symptomology in individuals with ASD and summarizes the limited research on this topic. A conceptual framework for understanding the interplay of ASD, trauma and traumatic sequelae is proposed and recommendations for future research presented.
Descriptors: Trauma, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Guidelines, Mental Disorders, Correlation, Adjustment (to Environment), At Risk Persons, Literature Reviews
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