A Systematic Review of Potential Mindfulness Assessment Tools for Parenting Children with Autism

Authors

  • Mahaletchumy Ramakrishnan INTI International College Subang (IICS) Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53840/myjict8-2-60

Keywords:

Autism, mindfulness, well-being, assessment tools, amygdala, MAAS (Mindful Attention Awareness Scale), IMP (Interpersonal Mindfulness in Parenting Scale), MIPQ (Mindfulness in Parenting Questionnaire), FFMQ (Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire)

Abstract

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) presents lifelong challenges to children's cognitive, social, and communication skills, often resulting in substantial parental stress. Mindfulness-based interventions have emerged as promising approaches to alleviate stress and improve the well-being of parents raising children with ASD. This paper conducts a comprehensive systematic review and critical evaluation of existing mindfulness assessment tools specifically tailored to this demographic. We assess these tools against a set of established criteria, offering a nuanced understanding of their applicability and effectiveness in the unique context of parenting children with ASD. By conducting this in-depth analysis, we aim to provide valuable insights that can inform and enhance support systems and interventions for families navigating the distinct challenges of ASD parenting. More than an academic pursuit, this study aspires to empower parents in their journey of self-discovery and acceptance. We believe that equipping them with the knowledge of effective tools to enhance their well-being is a vital step toward offering practical and meaningful assistance. This research, therefore, underscores the profound theme of empowerment, arming parents with the resources they need to navigate the complex landscape of raising children with ASD with resilience and confidence. 

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Published

09-07-2024

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How to Cite

A Systematic Review of Potential Mindfulness Assessment Tools for Parenting Children with Autism. (2024). Malaysian Journal of Information and Communication Technology (MyJICT), 8(2), 51-64. https://doi.org/10.53840/myjict8-2-60