Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Factors Influencing Comfort of OT Practitioners in Addressing Puberty in Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Factors Influencing Comfort of OT Practitioners in Addressing Puberty in Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505109. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3004
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505109. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3004
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

The understanding of the OT practitioner's role addressing puberty in adolescents with ASD is limited. This study explored predictors of comfort for practitioners through a descriptive survey. Through the survey, challenges, interventions, and comfort with puberty were identified. The data revealed correlations between education and experience influencing comfort. The results guide practitioners in addressing puberty in adolescents with ASD.

Primary Author and Speaker: Sydney Larson

Additional Authors and Speakers: Kelsey Hemberger, Sarah Nielsen

Contributing Authors: Marilyn Klug