A randomized controlled trial of a cognitive behavioural intervention for anger management in children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome

Sofronoff, Kate V., Attwood, Tony, Hinton, Sharon L. and Levin, Irina (2007) A randomized controlled trial of a cognitive behavioural intervention for anger management in children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37 7: 1203-1214. doi:10.1007/s10803-006-0262-3


Author Sofronoff, Kate V.
Attwood, Tony
Hinton, Sharon L.
Levin, Irina
Title A randomized controlled trial of a cognitive behavioural intervention for anger management in children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome
Journal name Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0162-3257
Publication date 2007-01-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10803-006-0262-3
Open Access Status
Volume 37
Issue 7
Start page 1203
End page 1214
Total pages 12
Editor G. B. Mesibov
Place of publication United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Language eng
Subject C1
321209 Family Care
730219 Behaviour and health
Abstract The purpose of the study described was to evaluate the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioural intervention for anger management with children diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Forty-five children and their parents were randomly assigned to either intervention or wait-list control conditions. Children in the intervention participated in six 2-h weekly sessions while parents participated in a larger parent group. Parent reports indicated a significant decrease in episodes of anger following intervention and a significant increase in their own confidence in managing anger in their child. Qualitative information gathered from parents and teachers indicated some generalization of strategies learned in the clinic setting to both home and school settings. Limitations of the study and suggestions for future research are also discussed.
Keyword Psychology, Developmental
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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