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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 11/2019

31-07-2019 | Original Paper

The Interplay of Communication Skills, Emotional and Behavioural Problems and Parental Psychological Distress

Auteurs: Erica Salomone, Michele Settanni, Federica Ferrara, Arianna Salandin, The CST Italy Team

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 11/2019

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Abstract

We investigated the mechanism of impact of poor communication skills and emotional and behavioural problems in children with ASD (22–61 months) on parental psychological distress. Participants were dyads enrolled in two pilot intervention studies; the dataset includes cross-sectional data at baseline (N = 82). We postulated an indirect effect of child expressive and receptive communication on parent psychological distress, through child emotional and behavioural problems. The effect of receptive skills on parent psychological distress was fully mediated by child emotional problems: lower receptive skills were associated with higher levels of emotional symptoms, which in turn predicted higher parent psychological distress. Expressive skills did not show either direct or indirect effects. Findings are discussed in light of children’s marked ‘receptive disadvantage’ communication profile.
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Interplay of Communication Skills, Emotional and Behavioural Problems and Parental Psychological Distress
Auteurs
Erica Salomone
Michele Settanni
Federica Ferrara
Arianna Salandin
The CST Italy Team
Publicatiedatum
31-07-2019
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 11/2019
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-04142-6

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