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Treatment of dog phobia in young people with autism and severe intellectual disabilities: an extended case series

Williams, T. I., Lewis, S., Marcham, L. and Palicka, A. (2018) Treatment of dog phobia in young people with autism and severe intellectual disabilities: an extended case series. Contemporary Behavioral Health Care, 3 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2058-8690

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To link to this item DOI: 10.15761/CBHC.1000125

Abstract/Summary

The psychological treatment of anxiety disorders in people with autism has usually been studied in populations with good speech and communication skills. For people with intellectual disability, research participants were mostly those with moderate intellectual disability, who were usually able to understand spoken language. Patients with limited communication skills (including those with comorbid autism and severe intellectual disability) have been little studied. This paper reports the outcomes of behavioral treatment of phobia of dogs (cynophobia) in 9 individuals with autism, severe intellectual disability and limited communication skills. We describe the methods and the results of the interventions with a view to making recommendations about interventions which might be used in more carefully controlled trials for populations with limited communication skills.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Anxiety and Depression in Young People (AnDY)
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Improving Equity and Inclusion through Education
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Psychopathology and Affective Neuroscience
ID Code:81986
Uncontrolled Keywords:specific phobia, graded exposure, autism, intellectual disability, dog phobia, cynophobia
Publisher:OA Text

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