Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 45, Issue 11, pp 3487–3495

Brief Report of Preliminary Outcomes of an Emotion Regulation Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Kendra Thomson
  • Priscilla Burnham Riosa
  • Jonathan A. Weiss
S.I. : Emotion Regulation and Psychiatric Comorbidity in ASD

DOI: 10.1007/s10803-015-2446-1

Cite this article as:
Thomson, K., Burnham Riosa, P. & Weiss, J.A. J Autism Dev Disord (2015) 45: 3487. doi:10.1007/s10803-015-2446-1

Abstract

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often present with comorbid psychopathology including problems with emotion regulation. The goal of the present research was to investigate the feasibility of a multicomponent manualized cognitive behavior therapy treatment program for improving emotion regulation in youth with ASD 8–12 years of age. Thirteen males and their parents participated in the intervention, reporting high satisfaction with the activities and program overall, and attending all sessions. Preliminary outcomes regarding emotion regulation and psychopathology, and feasibility of the intervention, are summarized and discussed.

Keywords

Emotion regulation Autism spectrum disorder Cognitive behavior therapy Intervention Individual therapy 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kendra Thomson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Priscilla Burnham Riosa
    • 1
  • Jonathan A. Weiss
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyYork UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Centre for Applied Disability StudiesBrock UniversitySt. CatharinesCanada

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