HomePhilippine Journal of Counseling Psychologyvol. 15 no. 1 (2013)

Best Practices of Parents and Interventionists of Children with Autism

Ron R. Resurreccion



This study looked into best practices of fathers and mothers of children with autism as well as their perceived best practices of the interventionists of their child. Ten couples were interviewed separately. Data were analyzed using Consensual Qualitative Analysis (CQR). Results revealed that the best practices of parents in dealing with the child’s autism can be classified as ‘instrumental’ and ‘emotional.’ Both fathers and mothers suggest that other parents must continuously acquire knowledge (instrumental) about autism and provide unconditional love (emotional) Fathers further recommend that other parents must identify appropriate intervention while mothers added that they should increase parental investment. Both parents expressed satisfaction for interventionists who provide supportive guidance and personal care. The implications of the results to counseling psychology were discussed and recommendations were made.