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Kildahl, Arvid Nikolai; Bakken, Trine Lise; Iversen, Trine Elisabeth; Helverschou, Sissel Berge – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Introduction: autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID) seem to influence the risk of and vulnerability to exposure to trauma and adverse events. While assessment of a psychiatric disorder in ASD and ID generally is challenging, identification of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) seems particularly so, and knowledge does…
Descriptors: Identification, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Autism
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Nagy, Ede; Wehmeyer, Meike; Gaese, Franziska; Nicolai, Elisabeth; Schweitzer-Rothers, Jochen – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Introduction: This article describes the development of an Aggression and Restriction Observation Checklist (AROC) for use in residential and in-patient services for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). The AROC was developed in collaboration between researchers and frontline staff. It assesses self-, person-, and object-directed aggressive…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Check Lists, Aggression
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Sauer, Theodor; Lawrence, Linda; Mayo-Ortega, Liliana; Oyama-Ganiko, Rosa; Schroeder, Stephen – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
The prevalence of refractive error and ocular disorders among infants and young children with severe behavioral problems and developmental disorders is not well defined, particularly in developing countries. We performed a retrospective review of ophthalmic examinations performed during a National Institutes of Health--funded cohort study of very…
Descriptors: Infants, Young Children, Behavior Disorders, Developmental Disabilities
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Knüppel, Ane; Telléus, Gry Kjaersdam; Lauritsen, Marlene Briciet – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
A nationwide survey of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) was conducted with the aim of exploring outcomes in adolescence and adulthood. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the representativeness of the study population and to describe the study population. In total, 1,734 parents and 933 individuals with ASD returned…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Adolescents
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Pickard, Katherine; Meza, Rosemary; Drahota, Amy; Brikho, Brigitte – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
This brief article examines the community services delivered to youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a Southern Californian city as a way to better understand ASD service provision and service attitudes. Specific goals of the study were to identify the services being delivered within the area, and how the use, perceived evidence, and value…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Evidence Based Practice, Community Services
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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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Wainer, Allison; Drahota, Amy; Cohn, Elizabeth; Kerns, Connor; Lerner, Matthew; Marro, Bianca; Moskowitz, Lauren; Soorya, Latha – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Introduction: There is a significant gap between research and practice for mental health services for youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Despite increased numbers of individuals with ASD treated in community settings, little is known about the array of practices used with this population and the extent to which providers are aware of and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mental Health, Health Services
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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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Wigham, Sarah; Barton, Stephen; Parr, Jeremy R.; Rodgers, Jacqui – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Accurate population rates of depression can inform allocation of health resources and service planning, to counter the impact of depression on quality of life and morbidity. A systematic review of the rates of depression in children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and without intellectual disability (high-functioning [HF] ASD) was…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Depression (Psychology), Comorbidity
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de Vaan, Gitta; Vervloed, Mathijs P. J.; Hoevenaars-van den Boom, Marella; Antonissen, Anneke; Knoors, Harry; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
Instruments that are used for diagnosing of, or screening for, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may not be applicable to people with sensory disabilities in addition to intellectual disabilities. First, because they do not account for equifinality, the possibility that different conditions may lead to the same outcome. Second, because they do not…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Clinical Diagnosis, Diagnostic Tests, Autism
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Ellison, Kimberly S.; Bundy, Myra Beth; Wygant, Dustin B.; Gore, Jonathan S. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
The new DSM-5 dimensional framework of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) features severity ratings of social communication (SC) and restrictive/repetitive behaviors (RRB) and little research has been conducted since its inception. There has been a recent increase in the administration and adoption of broadband behavior-rating scales by clinicians,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Rating Scales, Child Behavior
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Parent, Veronique; Birtwell, Kirstin B.; Lambright, Nathan; DuBard, Melanie – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
This article presents an individual intervention combining cognitive-behavioral and behavior-analytic approaches to target severe emotion dysregulation in verbal youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) concurrent with intellectual disability (ID). The article focuses on two specific individuals who received the treatment within a therapeutic…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Emotional Disturbances, Autism
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Williams, Marian E.; Haranin, Emily C. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
Up to 70% of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have a co-occurring mental health disorder; however, many clinicians feel unprepared to serve children with complex co-occurring conditions. This study surveyed 64 mental health clinicians working in 21 publically-funded mental health agencies in a large urban setting to explore their…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mental Health, Mental Disorders
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Battaglia, Maurizio; Detrick, Susan; Fernandez, Anna – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
In California, individuals with autism and co-occurring mental disorders, and their families, face two serious barriers when attempting to access the mental health services they need. The first is that the State Mental Health Specialty Service guidelines specifically exclude autism as a qualifying primary diagnosis for eligibility for mental…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mental Disorders
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