Event Title

Parents’ Challenges in the treatment of problematic behaviors of children with autism: in broad and close family in Kosovo

Session

Psychology

Description

The purpose of this research is to identify the challenges and needs of parents of children with autism in treating their behavior, depending on the coliving in broad and close family. The research was conducted with qualitative design, there were 25 parent participants of children with autism. The participants were interviewed, and their interviews were transcribed. The interviews were consisted with semi-structured questions, analyzed in substance by coding the most pronounced topics that answered the question research. The results show the differences of coexistence in the broad and close family structures of children with autism. It can be concluded that the close family needs more financial and emotional support, and the wider family needs specific information because of compassion and non-intervention in the concrete situations of treating child behavior. Mothers have expressed psychological and physical exhaustion and all parents have expressed the need for continuous professional assistance and consultancy on the treatment or the approach for the child. The creation of an online platform is suggested because of low cost and easy access to services.

Keywords:

Autism, challenges of parents, broad and close family, problematic behavior.

Session Chair

Dashamir Berxulli, Violeta Zefi

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-19-2

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

26-10-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

26-10-2019 12:10 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2019.93

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Parents’ Challenges in the treatment of problematic behaviors of children with autism: in broad and close family in Kosovo

Pristina, Kosovo

The purpose of this research is to identify the challenges and needs of parents of children with autism in treating their behavior, depending on the coliving in broad and close family. The research was conducted with qualitative design, there were 25 parent participants of children with autism. The participants were interviewed, and their interviews were transcribed. The interviews were consisted with semi-structured questions, analyzed in substance by coding the most pronounced topics that answered the question research. The results show the differences of coexistence in the broad and close family structures of children with autism. It can be concluded that the close family needs more financial and emotional support, and the wider family needs specific information because of compassion and non-intervention in the concrete situations of treating child behavior. Mothers have expressed psychological and physical exhaustion and all parents have expressed the need for continuous professional assistance and consultancy on the treatment or the approach for the child. The creation of an online platform is suggested because of low cost and easy access to services.