Using matched groups to explore child behavior problems and maternal well-being in children with Down syndrome and autism.

@article{Griffith2010UsingMG,
  title={Using matched groups to explore child behavior problems and maternal well-being in children with Down syndrome and autism.},
  author={Gemma Maria Griffith and Richard P Hastings and Susie Nash and Christopher Brandon Hill},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={610-9}
}
Mothers of children with Down syndrome, autism, and mixed etiology intellectual disabilities, matched on child age, gender, and communication skills (n = 19 in each group) completed measures of their child's adaptive and problem behaviors, their own parenting stress, and positive perceptions of their child. Children with autism were rated as having more problem behaviors and lower levels of social competence than children with Down syndrome and mixed etiology intellectual disabilities. Mothers… CONTINUE READING

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