The present study examined the behaviors of parents and children during a free play interaction in 20 children with high-functioning autism (HFA) and 20 matched, typically developing children. Observational coding was used to measure sensitive versus controlling parenting behaviors as well as children's responsivity and interest and investment in play. The study also documented whether the child or the parent primarily directed the play interaction. Finally, the study examined the influence of parenting stress on parents' behaviors during play.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2013Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 96-108)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Family and human development