The Role of Family Accommodation of RRBs in Disruptive Behavior Among Children with Autism

Judah Koller*, Tamar David, Noa Bar, Eli R. Lebowitz

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Abstract

Family accommodation refers to changes in families' behavior aimed at reducing children’s psychopathology-related distress (Shimshoni et al. in Indian J ournal of Psychiatry 61(Suppl 1):S93–S103, 2019). Family accommodation of RRBs occurs frequently in families of children with autism, is linked to greater symptom severity (Feldman et al. in J Autism Dev Disord 49(9):3602–3610, 2019), and is unexplored in the context of disruptive behaviors. This study examined child and parent factors associated with disruptive behavior in children with autism. Parents (N = 90; age 2–9 years) reported on children’s autism symptomatology, adaptive functioning, and disruptive behavior, alongside parenting stress and family accommodation of RRBs. Such accommodation contributed significantly to predicting disruptive behavior. These findings indicate that parent behavior is associated with the expression of disruptive behavior in this sample, highlighting potential intervention targets for children with autism.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2505-2511
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2022

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Keywords

  • Adaptive functioning
  • Autism
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Family accommodation
  • Parenting

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