02-08-2019 | Brief Report
Examining the Relationship Between Parental Symptomatology and Treatment Outcomes in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 11/2019Log in om toegang te krijgen
This report examines the relationship between treatment response in children with ASD and parents’ affective symptomatology. This study examined 29 children with ASD in a manualized group psychotherapy program, Resilience Builder Program® (RBP), where emotional and social functioning of parent and child were measured through pre- and post-treatment questionnaires. Greater parental symptomatology was associated with children’s reduced response to RBP in resilience-based emotion regulation skills. Greater parental interpersonal sensitivity (β = − .27, p = .024) predicted worse post-treatment scores in child communication skills, greater parental anxious symptoms (β = − .45, p = .005) predicted worse post-treatment scores in child emotional control, and greater parental depressive (β = .27, p = .041) and anxious symptoms (β = .36, p = .004) predicted worse post-treatment scores in child internalizing problems.