Poster Session  |   July 2017
Fathers’ Lived Experiences With a Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Phenomenological Study
Author Affiliations
  • Saginaw Valley State University
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   July 2017
Fathers’ Lived Experiences With a Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Phenomenological Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111505126p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO4124
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111505126p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO4124
Abstract

Date Presented 3/31/2017

This study examined the lived experiences of fathers of children with autism spectrum disorder in regard to how occupational therapy helped facilitate their involvement with their children. Major findings include recognizing their unique role, positive influence of activity, and the value of therapists as facilitators.

Primary Author and Speaker: Katie Conlon

Additional Authors and Speakers: Ellen Herlache-Pretzer

Contributing Authors: Molly Braun, Allison Gallo, Jordan Vincke, Lisa Brewer, Liat Gafni-Lachter