Psychosocial adjustment in siblings of children with autism.

  title={Psychosocial adjustment in siblings of children with autism.},
  author={Laura A Kaminsky and Deborah Dewey},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={43 2},
BACKGROUND This study investigated psychosocial adjustment in siblings of children with autism compared to siblings of children with Down syndrome and siblings of normally developing children. In addition, the relationships between feelings of loneliness, social support and psychosocial adjustment, and the influence of gender and family size on psychological adjustment were examined. METHODS Ninety siblings (30 per group) between the ages of 8 and 18 and one parent of each child participated… CONTINUE READING
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