How do parents manage irritability, challenging behavior, non-compliance and anxiety in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders? A meta-synthesis

O'Nions, Elizabeth and Happé, Francesca and Evers, Kris and Boonen, Hannah and Noens, Ilse (2018) How do parents manage irritability, challenging behavior, non-compliance and anxiety in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders? A meta-synthesis. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48 . pp. 1272-1286. ISSN 0162-3257 (Print) 1573-3432 (Online) Full text available

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Abstract

Although there is increasing research interest in the parenting of children with ASD, at present, little is known about everyday strategies used to manage problem behaviour. We conducted a meta-synthesis to explore what strategies parents use to manage irritability, non-compliance, challenging behaviour and anxiety in their children with ASD. Approaches included: (1) accommodating the child; (2) modifying the environment; (3) providing structure, routine and occupation; (4) supervision and monitoring; (5) managing non-compliance with everyday tasks; (6) responding to problem behaviour; (7) managing distress; (8) maintaining safety and (9) analysing and planning. Results suggest complex parenting demands in children with ASD and problem behaviour. Findings will inform the development of a new measure to quantify parenting strategies relevant to ASD.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Communication (incl. disorders of) > Autism
Families > Parent Child Relations/Parenthood
Department/People: Research
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URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/2163

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