Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Gayle Luze

Abstract

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have been considered an uncommon childhood disorder, but now they are estimated as one of the most prevalent types of developmental disabilities. Although people are more aware of ASDs, many questions remain. The purpose of this phenomenological study is to explore three issues: parents' of young children diagnosed with ASDs perceptions of supports thought to be effective in addressing stress, practitioners' views of interventions, and parents' and interventionists' perceptions of the structure of the home visit used in Early Intervention. Interviews and observations were used to collect data, and findings from this are presented in the context of existing research literature. Implications and recommendations for future research are provided.

Copyright Owner

Jason Peck

Language

en

Date Available

2012-10-31

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

127 pages

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