Impact of Parental Beliefs and Behaviors on Children With ASD
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have language
and social-pragmatic deficits that make communication difficult. Parent must
learn to adapt to their child’s unique needs since their interactions are vital
to the child’s success. This journal self-study explores parent attitudes and
beliefs about their preschool and school-age children, as well as how parent
interactions may affect the communication skills of a child with ASD.
Clinicians working with children with ASD will benefit from understanding
parent concerns, beliefs, attitudes, and interaction styles and can use this knowledge
to engage parents more effectively in their child’s treatment.
You will be able to:
- discuss how parent beliefs and attitudes about their children
with ASD may affect identification and treatment
- explain the potential benefits and drawbacks of using
simplified language with children with ASD
- describe how differences in mothers’ and fathers’
interactions with children with ASD affects communication development
- explain how parent beliefs and attitudes influence their decision
to allow their child to engage in activities such as video gaming
What is a journal self-study?
A journal self-study is a set of articles from ASHA's peer-reviewed, scholarly journals and policy documents to read at your leisure. Some journal self-studies are online and others include a printed copy.
Online, multiple-choice exam