Quality of Life of High Functioning Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders Compared to a Paired Control Group of Peers: Self and Proxy Reports

Snaefridur Thora Egilson

Disability Studies Program, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Iceland

Dr. Snæfrídur Thóra Egilson’s research primarily focuses on quality of life, participation and environment of disabled children and youth, using a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Other research activities include the ways in which parents of disabled children negotiate their everyday routines and strategies; the support services provided to disabled children and their families; and the characteristics of environments and services that facilitate participation outcomes for disabled children, youth and their families. Dr. Egilson also participates in research projects related to the development and translation of various functional and environmental measurements. She is a co-author of the School Setting Interview (SSI), a child-centered interview assessment which is widely used in research and clinical practice

Thóra Leósdóttir

State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre, Kópavogur, Iceland

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Evald Saemundsen

State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre, Kópavogur, Iceland

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Abstract

Background: Studies have shown parents to report lower quality of life (QoL) scores for their children with ASD than children’s self-report scores and data on typical children. Often these studies have had few participants... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Snaefridur Thora Egilson (Disability Studies Program, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Iceland)
  2. Linda Björk Ólafsdóttir (Disability Studies Program, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Iceland)
  3. Thóra Leósdóttir (State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre, Kópavogur, Iceland)
  4. Evald Saemundsen (State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre, Kópavogur, Iceland)

Topic Area

Topics: Research

Session

S19 » Symposia: Comorbidities; mental health and wellbeing; access to healthcare I (09:00 - Sunday, 18th September, Fintry Auditorium)

Presentation Files

Autism_final_.pptx