Mental Health of Parents who have Children with Autism
Department of Chemical Engineering, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sawitree Wongkittirungrueang
Professional Level, Lecturer, Autistic Research Center,
Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 21, 2015; Accepted Date: June 26, 2016; Published Date: June 30, 2016
Citation: Wongkittirungrueang S (2016) Mental Health of Parents who have Children with Autism. J Health Edu Res Dev 4:176. doi: 10.4172/2380-5439.1000176
Copyright: © 2016 Wongkittirungrueang S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Children with autism were not mental retarded children. But, they had developmental disorder, and were slow in some activities. So, they were different from mental retardation. However, autism might be occurred with mental retardation. Consequently, it was necessary to precisely discriminate the autism, and mental retardation. Because the support technique and method in some issues, were different. It might be concluded that the children with autism were children group with problem in language development, communication, social or interpersonal interaction. They had sort attention span or low concentration, hardly sit still. Some of them may have behavioral and emotional problems.