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Matson, Johnny L.; Wilkins, Jonathan; Macken, Jennifer – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2009
Challenging behaviors were assessed in 313 children, and it was demonstrated that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) exhibited greater levels of challenging behavior than both normally developing controls and children with psychopathology or atypical development. Next, we examined the relation between challenging behaviors and symptoms…
Descriptors: Autism, Psychopathology, Severity (of Disability), Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Matson, Johnny L.; Ancona, Martin N.; Wilkins, Jonathan – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2008
Sleep disturbances are a significant problem for persons with developmental disabilities. These problems occur at a higher rate than what is observed in the typically developing population, and persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) appear to be at a higher risk than individuals with other developmental disabilities. However, another major…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Sleep
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Matson, Johnny L.; Wilkins, Jonathan – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2008
Researchers and clinicians now recognize that adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) evince the full range of mental health concerns. Only recently, however, have attempts been made to develop evidence-based diagnostic and screening methods to identify these problems. Given that the way these people display symptoms of psychopathology may…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Mental Disorders, Disability Identification, Psychopathology