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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 12/2021

02-02-2021 | Original Paper

Best Things”: Parents Describe Their Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Over Time

Auteurs: Katherine T. Cost, Anat Zaidman-Zait, Pat Mirenda, Eric Duku, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Isabel M. Smith, Wendy J. Ungar, Connor Kerns, Theresa Bennett, Peter Szatmari, Stelios Georgiades, Charlotte Waddell, Mayada Elsabbagh, Tracy Vaillancourt

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 12/2021

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Abstract

This study examined parental perceptions of the character traits of children with autism from early childhood to age 11. Parents (n = 153) provided descriptions of the “best things” about their children on the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) at ages 3–4, 7–8, and 10–11 years. Descriptions were coded using the framework of the Values in Action Classification of Strengths, with additional traits added as needed. Parent-endorsed traits included love, kindness, happiness, and humor in children across all ages and traits such as perseverance as children entered school. Higher CBCL scores were associated with a lower likelihood of endorsement for Humanity traits. Results are congruent with a contemporary neurodiversity perspective that emphasizes strengths and resilience.
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Metagegevens
Titel
“Best Things”: Parents Describe Their Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Over Time
Auteurs
Katherine T. Cost
Anat Zaidman-Zait
Pat Mirenda
Eric Duku
Lonnie Zwaigenbaum
Isabel M. Smith
Wendy J. Ungar
Connor Kerns
Theresa Bennett
Peter Szatmari
Stelios Georgiades
Charlotte Waddell
Mayada Elsabbagh
Tracy Vaillancourt
Publicatiedatum
02-02-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 12/2021
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-04890-4

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