Parent Partnership: Towards a Constructional Approach to Improving the Life of Parents with Children with Autism

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Parents with children diagnosed with autism face a variety of stressors. The typical approach to dealing with these stressors is pathological which focuses on the problem by attempting to eliminate or alleviate the stressors through counseling, behavioral therapy, tutoring, and/or drugs. The purpose of the current study was to assess an alternative approach, a constructional one, which focuses on solutions by teaching 3 parents to analyze their life, formulate goals, and develop programs to reach their goals building off of their strengths and assets. The by-product is the reduction or elimination of the stressors. The results suggest that the use ... continued below

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Liden, Timothy Allen August 2015.

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Parents with children diagnosed with autism face a variety of stressors. The typical approach to dealing with these stressors is pathological which focuses on the problem by attempting to eliminate or alleviate the stressors through counseling, behavioral therapy, tutoring, and/or drugs. The purpose of the current study was to assess an alternative approach, a constructional one, which focuses on solutions by teaching 3 parents to analyze their life, formulate goals, and develop programs to reach their goals building off of their strengths and assets. The by-product is the reduction or elimination of the stressors. The results suggest that the use of a constructional program is very effective in helping parents develop a new repertoire that will ultimately improve their overall quality of life.

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Liden, Timothy Allen. Parent Partnership: Towards a Constructional Approach to Improving the Life of Parents with Children with Autism, thesis, August 2015; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc804904/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .