Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Challenges and coping strategies of parents of children with autism on the Kenyan coast

Joseph  Gona

Joseph Gona

qualifications: MSc

contribution: designed the project, literature review, supervised data collection, wrote the first draft, original concept

position: Research officer


Charles R Newton

Charles Newton

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, input data, contributed to drafts

position: Professor


Kenneth K Rimba

Kenneth Rimba

qualifications: BA

contribution: collected data

position: Research assistant


Rachel  Mapenzi

Rachel Mapenzi

qualifications: Diploma

contribution: collected data

position: Community mobilizer


Michael  Kihara

Michael Kihara

qualifications: PhD

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Associate Professor


Fonns V Vijver

Fonns Vijver

qualifications: PhD

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Professor


Amina  Abubakar

Amina Abubakar

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, supervised data collection, contributed to drafts

position: Postdoctoral fellow

Amina Abubakar's research interests focus on developing strategies for identifying, monitoring and rehabilitating children who are at-risk of experiencing developmental delay and impairments in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Specifically she is interested in: a)quantifying the neurocognitive burden of early childhood diseases b) developing culturally appropriate psychological measures for use in Africa c) Investigating antecedents and consequences of childrearing practices in the African context and d) Identifying culturally appropriate intervention strategies for at-risk children in SSA.


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