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A comparison of teacher and parent views of autism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3170456     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Changing conceptualizations of autism have led to an increased focus on parents and teachers as treatment agents. In order to evaluate the views of autism held by these two groups, 47 teachers of autistic students and 47 parents of autistic children completed a survey assessing beliefs regarding various aspects of the disorder. Parent and teacher responses were compared to those obtained from a group of 22 "specialists" in autism, drawn from across the country. Both parents and teachers were found to harbor misconceptions regarding cognitive, developmental, and emotional features of autism. Furthermore, parents and teachers hold discrepant views in some areas that may have implications for their collaborative efforts.
W L Stone; J L Rosenbaum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of autism and developmental disorders     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0162-3257     ISO Abbreviation:  J Autism Dev Disord     Publication Date:  1988 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-11-23     Completed Date:  1988-11-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904301     Medline TA:  J Autism Dev Disord     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  403-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Miami, Mailman Center for Child Development.
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MeSH Terms
Autistic Disorder / etiology,  psychology*
Child, Preschool
Middle Aged

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