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TitleThe child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: the perceptions of siblings
Author(s)Costa, Teresa Macedo
Pereira, Ana Paula da Silva
KeywordsAutism
Early intervention
Siblings
Family
Issue date2019
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
JournalSupport for Learning
CitationCosta, T., & Pereira, A. P. S. (2019). The Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Perceptions of Siblings. Support for Learning, 34(2), 193-210.
Abstract(s)This study sets out to understand and analyse the perceptions of six children regarding the Autism Spectrum Disorder of their brother or sister. The present research encompasses a qualitative interview method, from which semi-structured interviews were carried out to participants ranging in ages from 10 to 12. The results of this study demonstrate that siblings, who have a high degree of knowledge and understanding about Autism Spectrum Disorder, feel less embarrassed and are better able to accept the challenges that this disorder causes. All participants indicate that: they have a solid and close relationship with their siblings, are more tolerant in the face of existing difficulties in their relationship; react negatively to the attitudes of others who are less understanding and tolerant; and are proud of their siblings with Autism Spectrum Disorder, for their progress and accomplishments. However, they continue to be unconditionally protective of their siblings in all situations.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/62558
DOI10.1111/1467-9604.12248
ISSN0268-2141
e-ISSN1467-9604
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessEmbargoed access (1 Year)
Appears in Collections:CIEd - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem

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