publication . Article . Other literature type . 2006

Internet survey of treatments used by parents of children with autism

Vanessa Green;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006 Journal: Research in Developmental Disabilities, volume 27, pages 70-84 (issn: 0891-4222, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
We developed an Internet survey to identify treatments used by parents of children with autism. The survey listed 111 treatments and was distributed via colleagues and through chapters of the Autism Society of America and Autism Organizations Worldwide. A total of 552 parents submitted usable returns during the 3-month survey period. On average the parents reported using seven different treatments. The number of treatments used varied as a function of the child's age and type/severity of disability within the autism spectrum. Speech therapy was the most commonly reported intervention, followed by visual schedules, sensory integration, and applied behavior analys...
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free text keywords: Developmental and Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology
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