Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology


Caregivers, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Child


The study applied a cross-sectional design. Convenience sampling was used to select nine (9) caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) of De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute Speech Clinic and Carmona-PDAO Satellite Center. Data was obtained using a Likert-scale questionnaire and analyzed using percentage, mean and median. The study revealed the prominent burdens such as personal, financial and communication that the Filipino caregivers experienced. However, it might be considered that the results showed that even if those burdens are the most evident, it only affected the caregivers of children with ASD minimally. It also showed that in the communication burden, the caregivers of children with ASD were frequently burdened by their child’s ability to verbally and non-verbally express themselves. Physical, emotional, and social burdens were the ones that least affected the caregivers of children with ASD. Even though there were burdens being experienced by caregivers of children with ASD, the effect on their lives showed to be minimal as compared to the studies done in western countries. This may be due to the different factors such as the differences in cultures that Asian and Western countries have and the limitations of the translated tool due to lack of psychometric validation and translation.

First Advisor

Cryslee Austin T. Villanueva