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Benninger, Tara L.; Witwer, Andrea N. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Introduction: Parents and their children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) are under significant amounts of stress (Lecavalier, Leone & Wiltz, 2006). When stress escalates to crisis, some children with IDD are admitted to the emergency department or an inpatient unit. While existing measures evaluate stress over time, we…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Stress Variables, Measurement Techniques
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Boström, Petra; Johnels, Jakob Åsberg; Thorson, Maria; Broberg, Malin – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
Few studies have explored the subjective mental health of adolescents with intellectual disabilities, while proxy ratings indicate an overrepresentation of mental health problems. The present study reports on the design and an initial empirical evaluation of the Well-being in Special Education Questionnaire (WellSEQ). Questions, response scales,…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Peer Relationship, Family Environment, Educational Environment
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Müller, Christoph Michael; Gmünder, Lena – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Individuals with autism spectrum disorders are often considered to have difficulty with using facial cues (e.g., cues from the eye region) to understand others' mental states. One of the pioneering assessments to test competence in this skill is the "Reading the Mind in the Eyes-Test" (RMET). In order to find out more about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Cues, Theory of Mind
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Hammond, Rachel K.; Hoffman, Jennifer M. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Adolescents with high-functioning autism (HFA) possess core social and pragmatic deficits, which interfere with normal relationship development. At a time when friendships are increasingly important, many adolescents with HFA realize they are different from their peers. Initial research has indicated that adolescence is the time when symptoms of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comorbidity
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Geier, David A.; Kern, Janet K.; Geier, Mark R. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate scores generated from the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC), a parent-rated measure, and those derived from professionally completed Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) evaluations. A cohort of 56 participants diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder was used for the study, and each child was…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Check Lists, Rating Scales, Evaluation Methods
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Lamoureux-Hebert, Melanie; Morin, Diane; Crocker, Anne – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
This exploratory study examined relationships between support needs assessed with the French version of the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS; Thompson et al., 2004) and challenging behaviors as assessed with the Scales of Independent Behavior-Revised (Bruininks, Woodcock, Weatherman, & Hill, 1996). The Sample included 191 persons between 16 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mild Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Student Needs
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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