- 教育学論集 (ISSN:03855031)
- no.72, pp.163-177, 2020-03-31
The processes experienced by mothers of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders(ASD) when dealing with difficulties were examined. Interviews were conducted withmothers (N= 8 ) of young children with ASD, and the results were qualitatively analyzedusing the Modified Grounded Theory Approach, which indicated the following process of theirexperience. ( 1 ) Mothers gradually come to understand their children by dealing withdifferent difficulties in child-rearing specific to children with ASD.( 2 ) Mothers experiencepsychological and behavioral changes, including feelings about the characteristics andbehavioral problems of their children, and measures to deal with these behavioral problems.( 3 ) Mothers expect support from specialists as an environmental factor that facilitating theabove process. Moreover, the results suggested that emotional support from surroundingpeople such as spouses, relatives, friends, parents’ association members, and someone to talkto, among others, was considered useful for the mothers.