Grandparents and their grandchildren with autism spectrum disorder: building bridges through technology

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Publication Type poster
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Family & Consumer Studies
Creator D'Astous, Valerie Anne
Title Grandparents and their grandchildren with autism spectrum disorder: building bridges through technology
Date 2011
Description Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by impaired social interactions, deficits in verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors or unusual or severely limited interests (American Psychiatric Association 2008). A child's autism diagnosis affects every member of the family. The resources that a grandparent can bring to the family of a child with ASD include emotional support to help the entire family cope successfully with the stresses of family, social and societal pressures, and instrumental support, providing needed hands-on assistance. The grandparent-grandchild relationship is an important one, described by Kornhaber (2004) as being second only in importance to the parent-child relationship. Interacting with grandchildren with ASD through technology may enhance communication, broaden social interaction and build closer intergenerational bonds.
Type Text; Image
Publisher University of Utah
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation D'Astous, V. (2011). Grandparents and their grandchildren with autism spectrum disorder: building bridges through technology. University of Utah.
Rights Management (c)Valerie Anne D'Astous
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 186,349 bytes
Identifier ir-main,16059
ARK ark:/87278/s66h525h
Setname ir_uspace
Date Created 2012-08-01
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 707990
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66h525h
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