Family system interventions for families of children with autism spectrum disorder.
Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America.
Adult, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Child, Family, Family Therapy, Female, Humans, Male
The increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the severity of impairment, and its impact on systems are a source of ever-growing concern. This article (1) describes briefly the spectrum of ASD and its treatments; (2) discusses the impact that ASD has on the individual, family, and external environment; and (3) discusses the application of family therapy principles in order to meet the needs of children and families affected by ASD. Illustrative case examples are presented.
Goepfert, Eric; Mulé, Christina; von Hahn, Erik; Visco, Zachary; and Siegel, Matthew, "Family system interventions for families of children with autism spectrum disorder." (2015). Maine Medical Center. 660.