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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 6/2007

01-07-2007 | Original Paper

The Adjustment of Non-Disabled Siblings of Children with Autism

Auteurs: Ryan J. Macks, Ronald E. Reeve

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 6/2007

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Abstract

This study compared the psychosocial and emotional adjustment of siblings of children with autism and siblings of non-disabled children. In addition, differences between self and parent reports, as well as various demographic characteristics were examined. Fifty-one siblings of children with autism and 35 siblings of non-disabled children, between the ages of 7 and 17, along with one parent of each sibling, participated. Results indicated that the presence of a child with autism appears to enhance the psychosocial and emotional development of non-disabled siblings when demographic risk factors are limited. However, the presence of a child with autism appears to have an increasingly unfavorable impact on the non-disabled sibling as demographic risk factors increase.
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Adjustment of Non-Disabled Siblings of Children with Autism
Auteurs
Ryan J. Macks
Ronald E. Reeve
Publicatiedatum
01-07-2007
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 6/2007
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-006-0249-0