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Painter, Jon; Hastings, Richard; Ingham, Barry; Trevithick, Liam; Roy, Ashok – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Introduction: Current research findings in the field of intellectual disabilities (ID) regarding the relationship between mental health problems and challenging behavior are inconclusive and/or contradictory. The aim of this study was to further investigate the putative association between these two highly prevalent phenomena in people with ID,…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Adults, Intellectual Disability
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Davis, Allyson L.; Neece, Cameron L. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Introduction: Studies have shown that parents of children with pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) exhibit higher levels of stress than parents of typically developing children or children with other types of developmental delays (DD). This relationship appears to be mediated by elevated levels of behavior problems observed in children with…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Stress Variables, Metacognition, Behavior Problems
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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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Baker, Bruce L.; Blacher, Jan – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
Dual diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and behavior problems and/or mental disorders has become increasingly recognized and studied. Reported rates in samples of mixed-age youth with ASD are often above 70%, making this comorbidity more the rule than the exception. The present study compared rates of disruptive behavior disorder…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Analysis
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Neal, Daniene; Matson, Johnny L.; Hattier, Megan A. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
The Autism Spectrum Disorder Observation for Children (ASD-OC) is a 45-item observation scale used to assess autistic symptomatology. The reliability of this measure has been established in previous research; therefore, the purpose of this study is to evaluate its validity among a sample of children (1-15 years). The large correlation between the…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Observation, Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Xu, Yangmu; Neece, Cameron L.; Parker, Kathleen H. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have higher rates of depressive symptoms than parents of typically developing children and parents of children with other developmental disorders. Parental depressive symptoms are strongly associated with problem behaviors in children; however, the mechanisms through which parental…
Descriptors: Parents, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Incidence
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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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Horovitz, Max; Matson, Johnny L.; Hattier, Megan A.; Tureck, Kimberly; Bamburg, Jay W. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
Rates of challenging behaviors were assessed in 175 adults with intellectual disability (ID) or ID and a comorbid autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The relationship between ASD diagnosis, race, and challenging behaviors was assessed using the "Autism Spectrum Disorders-Behavior Problems for Adults (ASD-BPA)." Those with ASD and ID were…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Autism, Interaction, Mental Retardation
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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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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.; Rivet, Tessa T. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2008
This study was designed to establish the initial psychometric properties of the first scale specifically developed for behavior problems of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID). The Autism Spectrum Disorders-Behavior Problems for Adults (ASD-BPA) consists of 20 items in which raters indicate if each item is…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Self Destructive Behavior, Mental Retardation, Autism
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Muller, Christoph M.; Nussbeck, Susanne – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2008
This study investigated whether children with high-functioning autism/Asperger's syndrome have a different spontaneous processing style than typically developing children, that is, a style where they prefer details over meaning. Participants were 25 children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and 25 typically developing children matched by age,…
Descriptors: Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children