Kimberley, Behaviour Support Practitioner at Growing Early Minds was selected to present her recent research at the Australasian Society for Autism Research Conference (ASfAR) at Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland on 6-7 December 2018.
Kimberley’s research examined the relationship between child behaviour and parental stress, and whether this influences parenting practices amongst parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Without going into depth, Kimberley’s research findings promote the adoption of a family-oriented approach whereby parents are taught appropriate and relevant behaviour management and parenting strategies. This, in turn, improves the parent-child relationship while also alleviating parental stress and reducing behaviours of concern.
We asked Kimberley about her time at the conference, and she shared that “It was great to be able to hear about the current areas of ASD research as it encouraged us to reflect upon our own use of evidence-based practice. I was extremely honoured to present amongst researchers from around the world, and it was great to come together to share our knowledge.”
As an organisation that works closely with children that have been diagnosed with ASD, we’re incredibly proud of our staff and their expertise and experience they bring to support our families.
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For more information about Kimberley’s research, please email firstname.lastname@example.org