THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PARENTAL STRESS, AUTISM SEVERITY, AND COMMUNICATION ABILITY
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When compared with various types of developmental disabilities, both physical and intellectual, autism has consistently shown a great number of problem behaviors and lower scores of maternal well-being (Blacher and McIntyre, 2006). The current study ought to examine whether autism severity and/or child social communication were related to parental stress levels. In addition, we examined whether levels of parental stress were associated with higher levels of drinking behavior. Though no significant association was found between autism severity or social communication and parental stress (possibly due to s mall sample size), correlations between social communication as well as the ATEC Speech and Sociability subscales and parental stress levels approached significance.
Subjectautism, stress, parenting
Statzer, Hollie Marie (2014). THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PARENTAL STRESS, AUTISM SEVERITY, AND COMMUNICATION ABILITY. Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Available electronically from