Calm Child Programme: Parental programme for anxiety in children and young people with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disabilities

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dc.contributor.author Gobrial, E. en
dc.contributor.author Raghavan, Raghu en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-29T13:53:19Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-29T13:53:19Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04-20
dc.identifier.citation Gobrial, E. and Raghavan, R. (2017) Calm Child Programme: Parental programme for anxiety in children and young people with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, online first en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/14270
dc.description The file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link. en
dc.description.abstract Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disabilities (IDs) are more vulnerable to experiencing anxiety disorders. Parental involvement in intervention is crucial for successful management of the interventions in the population of people with ASDs. This article describes the design and evaluation of parenting programme for anxiety disorders in children and young people with ASD and ID. In phase 1 semi-structured interviews were conducted to explore management strategies for anxiety at home and in school settings. A total of 34 participants (14 parents, 20 teachers) participated in the interviews. A Delphi process was conducted with health professionals to develop consensus on appropriate anxiety interventions. In phase 2 the intervention programme was implemented by seven parents who also participated in focus group to evaluate the developed programme. A parental programme, calm child programme (CCP), was developed, implemented and evaluated. The evaluations show significant decrease in children’s anxiety as a result of implementing the programme. This study contributes further evidence to parental involvement in interventions for children and young people with ASD and IDs. The CCP is a useful and cost-effective approach in enabling parents to provide anxiety interventions in a home setting en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage en
dc.subject Autism en
dc.subject Children and young people en
dc.subject Intellectual Disabilities en
dc.subject Family interventions en
dc.title Calm Child Programme: Parental programme for anxiety in children and young people with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disabilities en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629517704536
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.funder N/A en
dc.projectid N/A en
dc.cclicence CC-BY-NC en
dc.date.acceptance 2017-04-20 en
dc.exception.reason Technical exception. Output approved seven days after 3 months deadline. Output was submitted within 3 months but not approved due to incorrect fulltext version. en


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