An evaluation of the "FRIENDS for Life" programme among children presenting with autism spectrum disorder

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dc.contributor.author Burke, Mary-Kate
dc.contributor.author Prendeville, Paula
dc.contributor.author Veale, Angela
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-02T08:25:41Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-02T08:25:41Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-15
dc.identifier.citation Burke, M.-K., Prendeville, P. and Veale, A. (2017) 'An evaluation of the "FRIENDS for Life" programme among children presenting with autism spectrum disorder', Educational Psychology in Practice, 33(4), pp. 435-449. doi:10.1080/02667363.2017.1367648 en
dc.identifier.volume 33 en
dc.identifier.issued 4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 435 en
dc.identifier.endpage 449 en
dc.identifier.issn 0266-7363
dc.identifier.issn 1469-5839
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6562
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/02667363.2017.1367648
dc.description.abstract “FRIENDS for Life” is a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programme which aims to reduce anxiety and promote resilience among children. This study evaluated the “FRIENDS for Life” (FRIENDS) programme used as an intervention for seven children between the ages of 10 and 11 presenting with high functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFA) who attend mainstream schooling. The study adopts a mixed methodology, explanatory research design, which included pre- and post-quantitative anxiety scales, parental interviews completed post-intervention, narrative observation of FRIENDS sessions and a post-intervention children’s evaluation questionnaire. Quantitative findings from this study suggest that participation in the “FRIENDS” programme does not reduce anxiety levels to promote resilience. Such results are discussed with regard to the utility of using standardised self-report measures among children with HFA. Despite this, qualitative information indicates that “FRIENDS” can be made accessible for children with HFA. Recommendations and implications for future research and FRIENDS implementations are outlined. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis Group (Routledge) en
dc.rights © 2017, Association of Educational Psychologists. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Educational Psychology in Practice on 15 September, 2017, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02667363.2017.1367648 en
dc.subject FRIENDS for Life en
dc.subject CBT en
dc.subject Autism en
dc.subject Intervention en
dc.subject Resilience en
dc.title An evaluation of the "FRIENDS for Life" programme among children presenting with autism spectrum disorder en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Angela Veale, Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: a.veale@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2019-03-15
dc.date.updated 2018-08-02T08:11:09Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 447994273
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Educational Psychology in Practice en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress A.Veale@ucc.ie en


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