Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Trajectory of Leisure Participation Among Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders From Childhood Through Adolescence
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Trajectory of Leisure Participation Among Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders From Childhood Through Adolescence
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520425. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3042
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520425. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3042
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

Leisure activity participation is important for health and well-being. This study examined differences between children with autism spectrum disorders and controls from 6 to 17 years old in a large national database. An increasing disparity among many types of leisure participation was seen as age increased. This reinforces the importance of intervention at an early age to increase participation in these activities to promote development of skills that contribute to adult competencies.

Primary Author and Speaker: Claudia Hilton

Additional Authors and Speakers: Karen Ratcliff, Ickpyo Hong