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Christensen, Lisa; Baker, Bruce L. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Introduction: Youth with intellectual disabilities (ID) demonstrate higher rates of disruptive behavior disorders (DBDs) than youth with typical development (TD). DBDs such as oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) predict higher rates of delinquency during adolescence. Yet, few studies have examined risk-taking and delinquency among youth with ID.…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Risk, Delinquency, Behavior Disorders
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Pickard, Katherine; Meza, Rosemary; Drahota, Amy; Brikho, Brigitte – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
This brief article examines the community services delivered to youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a Southern Californian city as a way to better understand ASD service provision and service attitudes. Specific goals of the study were to identify the services being delivered within the area, and how the use, perceived evidence, and value…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Evidence Based Practice, Community Services
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Davis, Allyson L.; Neece, Cameron L. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Introduction: Studies have shown that parents of children with pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) exhibit higher levels of stress than parents of typically developing children or children with other types of developmental delays (DD). This relationship appears to be mediated by elevated levels of behavior problems observed in children with…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Stress Variables, Metacognition, Behavior Problems
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Williams, Marian E.; Haranin, Emily C. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
Up to 70% of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have a co-occurring mental health disorder; however, many clinicians feel unprepared to serve children with complex co-occurring conditions. This study surveyed 64 mental health clinicians working in 21 publically-funded mental health agencies in a large urban setting to explore their…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mental Health, Mental Disorders
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Battaglia, Maurizio; Detrick, Susan; Fernandez, Anna – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
In California, individuals with autism and co-occurring mental disorders, and their families, face two serious barriers when attempting to access the mental health services they need. The first is that the State Mental Health Specialty Service guidelines specifically exclude autism as a qualifying primary diagnosis for eligibility for mental…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mental Disorders
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Mandelberg, Josh; Laugeson, Elizabeth Ann; Cunningham, Tina D.; Ellingsen, Ruth; Bates, Shannon; Frankel, Fred – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Social deficits are a hallmark characteristic among adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), yet few evidence-based interventions exist aimed at improving social skills for this population, and none have examined the maintenance of treatment gains years after the intervention has ended. This study examines the durability of the Program…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Program Effectiveness, Skill Development, Interpersonal Competence
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Xu, Yangmu; Neece, Cameron L.; Parker, Kathleen H. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have higher rates of depressive symptoms than parents of typically developing children and parents of children with other developmental disorders. Parental depressive symptoms are strongly associated with problem behaviors in children; however, the mechanisms through which parental…
Descriptors: Parents, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Incidence
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Christensen, Lisa; Baker, Bruce L.; Blacher, Jan – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
The study examines the epidemiology of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) for children with intellectual disabilities (ID; n = 49), children with borderline intellectual functioning (BIF; n = 20), and typically developing children (TD; n = 115). The Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children was administered to mothers at child ages 5, 6, 7, 8,…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Epidemiology, Behavior Disorders, Comorbidity
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Ng, Rowena; Lai, Philip; Levitin, Daniel J.; Bellugi, Ursula – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
Williams syndrome (WS) is a neurogenetic developmental disorder characterized by peaks and valleys of cognitive abilities. One peak that has been understudied is the affinity that many individuals with WS have with music. It remains unknown whether their high levels of musical interest, skill, and expressivity are related to their sociable…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Cognitive Ability
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Brown, Mallory A.; McIntyre, Laura Lee; Crnic, Keith A.; Baker, Bruce L.; Blacher, Jan – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2011
Although past literature has established relations between early child risk factors, negative parenting, and problematic child behavior, the nature of these interrelations and pathways of influence over time remains largely unknown, especially in children with developmental delays or disabilities. In the current study, data were drawn from the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Developmental Delays, Child Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Russell, Andrew T.; Hahn, Joan Earle; Hayward, Katharine – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2011
The purpose of this study was to describe the medication management and treatment provided in a specialty outpatient psychiatry clinic for 198 community-residing children and adults with intellectual disability and other developmental disabilities (IDD) referred to the clinic and discharged between 1999 and 2008. Using a descriptive design, data…
Descriptors: Psychiatric Services, Mental Retardation, Mental Disorders, Developmental Disabilities
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Brookman-Frazee, Lauren; Baker-Ericzen, Mary; Stahmer, Aubyn; Mandell, David; Haine, Rachel A.; Hough, Richard L. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2009
The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID) among youths active in at least one of five public service systems: mental health (MH), educational services for youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED), child welfare (CW), juvenile justice (JJ), and alcohol and…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Autism, Emotional Disturbances, Child Welfare