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dc.contributorVirginia Tech
dc.contributor.authorScarpa-Friedman, Angela
dc.contributor.authorReyes, Nuri M.
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-21T15:49:35Z
dc.date.available2014-07-21T15:49:35Z
dc.date.issued2011-07
dc.identifier.citationScarpa, A.; Reyes, N. M., "Improving Emotion Regulation with CBT in Young Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Pilot Study," Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 2011, 39, 495-500. DOI: 10.1017/s1352465811000063
dc.identifier.issn1352-4658
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/49623
dc.description.abstractBackground and Aims: This pilot study tested the efficacy of a developmentally modified CBT for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to teach emotion regulation strategies for reducing anger and anxiety, commonly noted problems in this population. Method: Eleven 5-7 year-old children participated in a CBT-group while parents participated in psychoeducation. Children were randomly assigned to an experimental or delayed-treatment control group. Results: From pre- to post-treatment, all children had less parent reported negativity/lability, better parent reported emotion regulation, and shorter outbursts, and also generated more coping strategies in response to vignettes. Parents also reported increases in their own confidence and their child's ability to deal with anger and anxiety. Conclusions: This study suggests that young children with high functioning ASD may benefit from CBT to improve regulation of anger and anxiety, and parent training may improve parental self-efficacy. Future studies are needed to make conclusions about its efficacy.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.subjectemotion regulation
dc.subjectanger and anxiety
dc.subjectchildren
dc.subjectautism
dc.subjectrandomized controlled-trial
dc.subjectasperger-syndrome
dc.subjectanxiety
dc.subjectintervention
dc.subjecttherapy
dc.subjectpsychology, clinical
dc.titleImproving Emotion Regulation with CBT in Young Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Pilot Study
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.urlhttp://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8296055&fileId=S1352465811000063
dc.date.accessed2014-07-15
dc.title.serialBehavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1017/s1352465811000063


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