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Margolis, Kara G.; Buie, Timothy M.; Turner, J. Blake; Silberman, Anna E.; Feldman, Judith F.; Murray, Katherine F.; McSwiggan-Hardin, Maureen; Levy, Joseph; Bauman, Margaret L.; Veenstra-VanderWeele, Jeremy; Whitaker, Agnes H.; Winter, Harland S. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Gastrointestinal dysfunction in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is common and associated with problem behaviors. This study describes the development of a brief, parent-report screen that relies minimally upon the child's ability to report or localize pain for identifying children with ASD at risk for one of three common…
Descriptors: Parents, Diseases, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Monlux, Katerina D.; Pollard, Joy S.; Bujanda Rodriguez, Arlette Y.; Hall, Scott S. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Telehealth is increasingly being employed to extend the reach of behavior analytic interventions to families of children with developmental disorders who exhibit problem behaviors. In this preliminary study, we examined whether function-based behavior analytic interventions could be delivered via telehealth over 12 weeks to decrease problem…
Descriptors: Males, Genetic Disorders, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification
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Prendeville, P.; Kinsella, W. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
A family systems approach is required to identify the needs of families of children with autism. This paper explores how grandparents support children with autism and their parents using a family systems perspective. A thematic analysis of eighteen semi-structured interviews was conducted with participants from nine families, capturing experiences…
Descriptors: Grandparents, Parent Role, Parent Attitudes, Behavior Problems
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Taylor, Briana J.; Sanders, Kevin B.; Kyle, Marie; Pedersen, Kahsi A.; Veenstra-Vanderweele, Jeremy; Siegel, Matthew – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Psychiatric hospitalization of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is common, but there is little comparative information available on different psychiatric hospital treatment models. Children with ASD ages 4-20 were enrolled upon admission to either a specialized (N = 53) or a general child psychiatric unit (N = 27). Caregivers completed…
Descriptors: Psychiatric Hospitals, Patients, Children, Adolescents
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Dyson, Margaret W.; Chlebowski, Colby; Brookman-Frazee, Lauren – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Publicly funded mental health services play an important role in serving children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Previous research indicates a high likelihood of adaptations when therapists deliver evidence based practices to non-ASD populations, though less is known about therapists' use of adaptations for children with ASD receiving mental…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Therapy
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Siddiqi, Seema; Urooj, Asna; D'Souza, Melwin James – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Research literature on dietary patterns & eating habits of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in India is limited. To explore this, a pilot study (n = 53) which included 45 boys and 8 girls (age group of 2-13 years) was conducted. Three day food records, Food Frequency Questionnaire and Children Eating Behavior Inventory were used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children
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Jordan, Allyson K.; Thomeer, Marcus L.; Lopata, Christopher; Donnelly, James P.; Rodgers, Jonathan D.; McDonald, Christin A. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This study examined informant discrepancies for parent and teacher adaptive behavior ratings of 103 children, ages 6-12 years, with ASD (without intellectual disability). Scores on the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, third edition (Harrison and Oakland, Western Psychological Services, Los Angeles, 2015) General Adaptive Composite (GAC) and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Preadolescents
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Rodriguez, Geovanna; Hartley, Sigan L.; Bolt, Daniel – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder report elevated parenting stress. The current study examined bidirectional effects between parenting stress and three domains of child functioning (ASD symptoms, internalizing behavior problems, and externalizing behavior problems) across four time points in 188 families of children with ASD (ages…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Mothers, Fathers, Stress Variables
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Dutt, Anuradha; Tan, Marilyn; Alagumalai, Sivakumar; Nair, Rahul – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and behavior interventions have been effective in the management of challenging behavior among children with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders. Research suggests the need for valid measurement instruments for verifying, calibrating and scoring competence in FBA and behavior…
Descriptors: Program Development, Program Validation, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Intervention
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Ghanouni, Parisa; Jarus, Tal; Zwicker, Jill G.; Lucyshyn, Joseph; Chauhan, Stephanie; Moir, Chelsea – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Social participation is one of the most important predictors of the children's physical and mental health. Although it is evidenced that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have restricted social participation, it is unclear which factors play a significant role. This research aimed to uncover perceived barriers of social participation by…
Descriptors: Barriers, Participation, Children, Autism
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Hickey, Emily J.; Nix, Robert L.; Hartley, Sigan L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Little research has examined family emotional climate in the context of having a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The goal of the current study was to determine how the emotional quality of family subsystems (parent--child and parent couple relationships, for both mothers and fathers) combine to create various classes of family emotional…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Correlation
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Feldman, Inbal; Koller, Judah; Lebowitz, Eli R.; Shulman, Cory; Ben Itzchak, Esther; Zachor, Ditza A. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Family accommodation occurs frequently among families of children with OCD and anxiety disorders, with higher levels of accommodation repeatedly associated with greater symptom severity, lower functioning, and poorer treatment outcomes for children. This is the first examination of family accommodation of restricted and repetitive behaviors (RRBs)…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Attitudes
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Channell, Marie Moore; Hahn, Laura J.; Rosser, Tracie C.; Hamilton, Debra; Frank-Crawford, Michelle A.; Capone, George T.; Sherman, Stephanie L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
We examined autism spectrum disorder (ASD) risk in a large national sample of 203 individuals with Down syndrome, 6-25 years old, to determine the association of ASD risk with age, sex, IQ, adaptive behaviors, and maladaptive behaviors. We used a two-pronged approach by (1) considering ASD symptomatology continuously across the sample of…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Down Syndrome, Children
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Callahan, Kevin; Foxx, Richard M.; Swierczynski, Adam; Aerts, Xing; Mehta, Smita; McComb, Mary-Ellen; Nichols, Susan M.; Segal, Gabrielle; Donald, Andrew; Sharma, Rachita – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This study investigated interpersonal skills associated with the concept of behavioral artistry (BA), a repertoire of practitioner behaviors including care, attentiveness, and creativity, among others, associated with the effective delivery of applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment. Survey results indicated parents of children with autism…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Behavior Problems, Applied Behavior Analysis, Parent Attitudes
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He, Huizhong; Ye, Ningxiao; Yi, Lixin; Yang, Changjiang – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Research on the repetitive behavior of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has recently gained scholarly attention. Restricted and repetitive behavior (RRB) is a core ASD symptom of various patterns and high prevalence. The Repetitive Behavior Scale--Revised (RBS-R) is a standard questionnaire used to assess RRB in individuals…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Factor Analysis
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