Fifteen intervention studies were reviewed that included children with autism and their typical siblings. Overall, results across several studies reveal that siblings can have positive impacts on social and communication skills in children with autism. However, methodological variations and mixed results in studies that included siblings as passive role models limit the conclusions. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2015|