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Title: Frequency of and risk factors for behavior and emotional problems in siblings of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder
Authors: Hemming, Traci
Keywords: Psychology;Autism;Autistic children -- Family relationships
Issue Date: 13-Jul-2010
Abstract: Research focusing on behavior and emotional problems in siblings of individuals with autism has found specific risk factors. The current study examined risk factors identified and indicated in the literature. This study relied on a theoretical model and used a large sample taken from data collected through an autism needs assessment, distributed throughout the state of Pennsylvania. The analysis provided findings indicating specific risk factors for the presence of behavior and emotional problems in sibling of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The twelve behavior included are separated into three scales; aggression problems, intrafamily conflicts, and depression and anxiety symptoms. The risk factors shown in the results include characteristics of the child with autism, the sibling, and parent/family characteristics.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/3308
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