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dc.contributor.authorAdams, Dawn
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Kate
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Kate
dc.contributor.authorKeen, Deb
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-11T03:00:43Z
dc.date.available2019-07-11T03:00:43Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1362-3613
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1362361318794031
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/380244
dc.description.abstractThe complex interaction between anxiety and autism has led to debate about the presentation of anxiety in individuals on the spectrum and questions about the extent to which traditional checklists assess the entire range of symptomatology. Moreover, studies to date have not explored how the presentation of anxiety may differ between settings. Through a combination of open-ended questions, closed questions and standardised measures, parents of 173 children (aged 6–13) on the autism spectrum provided (1) descriptors of their child’s anxiety at home, school and in the community and (2) strategies used to reduce their child’s anxiety in each setting. Over half (52.6%) felt their child was anxious at home, 77.6% at school and 76.2% in the community. Parents reported differing presentations of anxiety between settings, with the majority of descriptions relating to observable, behavioural changes (e.g. hides/shuts down, repetitive behaviours) rather than cognitive or physiological signs. Parents also reported using different strategies across settings. The use of open-ended questions allowed the identification of signs of anxiety not explored within traditional questionnaires and highlighted the potential for signs to vary across settings. This knowledge is critical to inform the development or adaptations of anxiety measures and interventions.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.sponsorshipAutism CRC Limited
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto13
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAutism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecial Education and Disability
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130312
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleParent descriptions of the presentation and management of anxiousness in children on the autism spectrum
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.rights.copyrightDawn Adams et al, Parent descriptions of the presentation and management of anxiousness in children on the autism spectrum , Autism, 1–13, 2018. Copyright 2018 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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gro.griffith.authorKeen, Deb A.
gro.griffith.authorSimpson, Kate M.
gro.griffith.authorYoung, Kate H.
gro.griffith.authorAdams, Dawn M.


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