Parent-reported signs of anxiety in minimally verbal autistic children

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Adams, Dawn M

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Trembath, David

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Autistic children with minimal verbal language are thought to present with mental health conditions in similar prevalence to their verbal autistic peers. However, little is known about the ways in which minimally verbal autistic children demonstrate anxiety symptomatology. Research to date involving this population is scarce, with most of the information being small-scale qualitative studies investigating parent experiences of managing their child's anxiety and the impact their child's anxiety has on the parent themselves. This significant gap within the research severely impacts on minimally verbal autistic children's ability to be understood and to have services provided that cater to their needs. The aim of this study was to gain a clearer understanding of broader experiences of anxiety in minimally verbal autistic children from the perspective of their parents. [...]

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Master of Education and Professional Studies Research (MEdProfStRes)

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School Educ & Professional St

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anxiety

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

minimally verbal

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