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Impact of Parental Beliefs and Behaviors on Children With ASD

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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.

Learning Outcomes
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.

Learning Assessment
Online, multiple-choice exam

Continuing Education

: 0.4 PDHs: 4.0
: 1/19/2017 to 5/26/2018
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB2950
Client Age: Children
Format(s): Journal (Online)
Language: English

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