Challenges faced by parents of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder

Ludlow, Amanda K. and Skelly, Charlotte and Rohleder, Poul (2012) Challenges faced by parents of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Health Psychology, 17 (5). pp. 702-711. ISSN 1461-7277

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Abstract

Few studies address the daily challenges faced by parents of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. This article reports on a qualitative interview study with 20 parents exploring their experiences, challenges faced, and what has helped them to cope. A thematic analysis of the data identified five core categories: Dealing with challenging behaviour; dealing with judgements from others; lack of support; impact upon the family; coping and the importance of appropriate support. The findings emphasize where the parents themselves believe they still require additional support. It raises key strategies and resources that parents have found helpful.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: autism, children, parents, challenging behaviours, qualitative study
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2013 11:49
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 19:02
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/304966

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