Parents' detection of early signs in their children having an autistic spectrum disorder.

@article{Sivberg2003ParentsDO,
  title={Parents' detection of early signs in their children having an autistic spectrum disorder.},
  author={Bengt V Sivberg},
  journal={Journal of pediatric nursing},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={433-9}
}
The study aimed to describe parents' views of their early perception and detection that something was wrong with their child and to give a comprehensive description of early signs to help primary health care nurses to focus on relevant symptoms. Participants were 66 parents from a total of 37 families, a population-based sample from a Swedish county. Interview data were analyzed by manifest content analysis. The results indicated a few critical periods: around the birth, early speech… CONTINUE READING

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