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Disengagement, Shifting and Engagement of Attention in Children And Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
The present study examined the disengaging, shifting, and engaging abilities of children and adolescents with ASD compared to age- and cognitive ability-matched typically developing (TD) peers. Previous research has found ...
Personal Strengths and Their Influence on Mental Health and Academic Outcomes
Building personal strengths is an inherent part of typical development. Existing research attests to the protective effects of key strengths, such as self-esteem, family connectedness, and positive peer relationships among ...
Raising An Adolescent With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Qualitative Study
The aim of this study was to investigate parent experiences of raising an adolescent with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Nine families participated in semi-structured in-depth interviews. Using thematic analysis, informed ...
A Program Evaluation of Toronto's Mental Health Court for Youth
In recent years there has been growing concern regarding the mental health needs of young people involved with the criminal justice system. As a result, the Ontario Court of Justice opened its first mental health court for ...
Biopsychosocial Predictors of Conduct Problems in Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Research has consistently found an association between prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) and the development of conduct problems (CP); however, there are numerous biopsychosocial risk factors that often co-occur with PAE and ...
Toward a Strength-Based Approach to Risk Assessments: An Examination of the Measurement and Clinical Use of Information about Youth Strengths
This dissertation consists of three studies concerning the measurement and clinical use of youth strengths in assessments of adolescents’ risk to reoffend. The first chapter provides a review of the theoretical frameworks ...