Evaluation of Intervention Programs for Children with Autism

Authors

1 Department of Maternal Child Health, Faculty of Nursing, Al-alBayt University, Mafraq, Jordan.

2 Department of Community and Mental Health Nursing, Al - Albayt University, Mafraq, Jordan.

3 Department of Maternal Child Health, Faculty of Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.

4 Ministry of Health, Jordan.

Abstract

The present study reviewed the literature about intervention programs for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) among children. ASD is a long-term neurodevelopment disorder that is identified as impairment in the context of social communication and interaction, and the predominance of restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities. Intervention programs have objectives such as to help individuals with ASD, particularly at the early developmental stage. Another objective is to involve the parents of the children with ASD to improve the effectiveness of implementing these interventions. Reviewing the literature showed that the involvement of parents reduced their stress level.

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