Sydney Larson, Kelsey Hemberger, Sarah Nielsen, Marilyn Klug; Factors Influencing Comfort of OT Practitioners in Addressing Puberty in Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Am J Occup Ther 2019;73(4_Supplement_1):7311505109. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3004
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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
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