Sunday, April 6, 2008

Parents of kids with Autism

I mentioned in an earlier blog that I am engaged in a small research project. There are 10 parents doing a course of Interactive Metronome. At the start of the study, we gave the parents 2 assessments: The Parental Stress Inventory (PSI) and the Sensory Profile for Adults. I recently scored the PSI and was surprised to see just how high the stress levels are. All of the scores were high and some were literally off the scoring charts. Our clinical director, a psychologist, has analyzed the PSIs and she said that she was gratified to see that in spite of the high stress, there was equally high parent-child attachment levels.

As for the Sensory Profile, most were typical. But 2-3 showed sensory issues.

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