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Parent-Implemented Intervention: Targeting Restricted Interests and Repetitive Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders


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Abstract (summary)

Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors (RIRBs) comprise one of the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Considerable evidence indicates that the manifestation of RIRBs is pervasive and associated with persistent interference with the social, communicative, and adaptive functioning in children with ASD. In addition, children's engagement in RIRBs has been associated with limiting family activities and disrupting family interactions. The current study examined the effectiveness of a parent-implemented self-management intervention to target higher-order RIRBs in children with ASD. A non-concurrent multiple baseline design was employed to assess the effects of the intervention on child, parent, and family measures. The results indicate that improvements in behavioral flexibility, observed child affect, parent and child engagement, observed parent affect and confidence, global measures of RIRB symptoms, family functioning, and some changes in parent stress occurred with the implementation of the intervention. These findings have significant theoretical and clinical implications.

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Subject
Behavioral psychology;
Clinical psychology
Classification
0384: Behavioral psychology
0622: Clinical psychology
Identifier / keyword
Psychology; Asperger disorder; Asperger syndrome; Autism; Parents; Repetitive behaviors; Restricted interests; Self-management
Title
Parent-Implemented Intervention: Targeting Restricted Interests and Repetitive Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author
Lin, Christie Enjey
Number of pages
95
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0035
Source
DAI-B 72/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124370958
Advisor
Koegel, Robert
University/institution
University of California, Santa Barbara
University location
United States -- California
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3437279
ProQuest document ID
822647174
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/822647174
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