Reaction to diagnosis and parenting styles among mothers of young children with ASDs

@article{Wachtel2008ReactionTD,
  title={Reaction to diagnosis and parenting styles among mothers of young children with ASDs},
  author={Karen Wachtel and A. Carter},
  journal={Autism},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={575 - 594}
}
When a child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) parents often experience a range of difficult feelings, which typically are not addressed in child-focused interventions. This study examined the relationship between a mother's acceptance of and sense of resolution regarding her child's diagnosis of an ASD and maternal interaction style, controlling for child competence, autism symptoms and maternal depression. Participants included 63 children with an ASD between 20 and 50… Expand
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