Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, typically developing siblings, and parents: A systematic review of the literature
by Policarpio, Alyssa Mae, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 119; 1528026
Abstract (Summary)

A systematic review of the literature was conducted to identify interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their typically developing siblings (TDS), and parents. The literature was assessed for demonstration of evidence-based practice (EBP). A comprehensive search of the literature between 1998 and 2014 generated 87 studies; 54 articles were excluded, and 33 were included in the systematic review. Behavioral and psychosocial interventions for children with ASD most commonly demonstrated EBP in achieving optimal outcomes. Support groups, counseling, and parent-as-therapist interventions suggested EBP for increasing quality of life, but support groups for TDS did not. Parent-as-therapist interventions demonstrated EBP in achieving optimal outcomes for children with ASD, and improvements in quality of life and empowerment for parents. Interventions should therefore be created and studied for EBP most often in order to improve the quality of life for the whole family.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lopez, Kristina
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Clinical psychology, Individual & family studies
Keywords: Autism, Developmental disability, Family nterventions, Systematic review, Typically developing sibling
Publication Number: 1528026
ISBN: 978-1-303-98550-8
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