Chronicity of challenging behaviours in people with severe intellectual disabilities and/or autism: a total population sample

Murphy, Glynis H. and Beadle-Brown, Julie and Wing, Lorna and Gould, Judith and Shah, Amitta and Homes, Nan (2005) Chronicity of challenging behaviours in people with severe intellectual disabilities and/or autism: a total population sample. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders , 35 (4). pp. 405-418. ISSN 0162-3257. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The skills, social impairments and challenging behaviours of a total population of 166 children, with severe intellectual disabilities and/or autism, were assessed through interview with the main carers, when the children were under 15 years old (time 1). Twelve years later, 141 of these individuals were re-assessed, using the same measures (time 2). “Abnormal” behaviours tended to reduce with age and were associated with poorer language skills and poorer quality of social interaction. Individuals with most abnormal behaviours at time 1, tended to have most at time 2. Abnormal behaviour at time 2 was predicted by the presence of abnormal behaviour at time 1, poor expressive language at time 1, poor quality of social interaction at time 1 and a diagnosis of autism/autistic continuum at time 1.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2012 15:59
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2014 10:04
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32244 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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