Title

Family system interventions for families of children with autism spectrum disorder.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2015

Institution/Department

MMCRI

Journal Title

Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America.

MeSH Headings

Adult, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Child, Family, Family Therapy, Female, Humans, Male

Abstract

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.

ISSN

1558-0490

First Page

571

Last Page

583

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