Joosten, A. & Safe, AP. (2014). Management strategies of mothers of school-age children with autism: implications for practice. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal,61(4), 249-258. Australia: Blackwell Publishing Inc.. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12116
Background/aim: Mothering children with autism results in mothers spending more time on daily tasks as well as managing the disorder. The need for mothers to self-manage often increases when the child is school aged. Mothers develop strategies, and occupational therapists and other health professional rely on or expect mothers to be involved in meeting the extra needs of their children with autism and other family members. Little is known about the strategies adopted by the mothers. The aim of this study was to explore the strategies mothers used to manage their roles and emotions, and their child’s behaviours.
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