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dc.contributor.advisorSelf, Trisha L.
dc.contributor.advisorDiLollo, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorHess, Sean
dc.contributor.authorTrent, Megan
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-13T17:04:55Z
dc.date.available2014-10-13T17:04:55Z
dc.date.issued2014-04-25
dc.identifier.citationHess, S. & Trent, M. 2014. Caregiver Perceptions of Wichita State University's Autism Interdisciplinary Diagnostic Team Process. -- In Proceedings: 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, Ks: Wichita State University, p. 90
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/10802
dc.descriptionPresented to the 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Heskett Center, Wichita State University, April 25, 2014.
dc.descriptionResearch completed at Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Health Professions
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this pilot study was to obtain perceptions of caregivers' experiences after participating in Wichita State University's Autism Interdisciplinary Diagnostic Team (AIDT) process. Interviews were conducted in participants' homes and on-campus. Each interview was digitally recorded and transcribed. Data were analyzed using grounded theory qualitative analysis to identify common themes across participants and conceptualize families' experiences of the process. Common themes identified from initial interviews included benefits of simultaneous assessment of children's abilities by multiple disciplines, professional validation of parent concerns, expedited medical diagnostic processes and enrollment in early intervention services, need for follow-up counseling for parents and families, and increased levels of hope for children's future endeavors and overall well-being. Future directions for research include further interviews to reach saturation of common themes, which would enable researchers to establish a model conceptualizing caregivers' experiences of participation in an AIDT process.
dc.description.sponsorshipGraduate School, Academic Affairs, University Libraries
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWichita State University. Graduate School
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGRASP
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.10
dc.titleCaregiver perceptions of Wichita State University's autism interdisciplinary diagnostic team process
dc.typeConference paper
dc.rights.holderWichita State University


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