Christiana Butera, Emily Kilroy, Cristin Zeisler, Sharada Krishnan, Gina Gosparini, Laura Harrison, Lisa Aziz-Zadeh; Therapeutic Implications of Occupation, Sleep Hygiene, and Neural Networks in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Am J Occup Ther 2019;73(4_Supplement_1):7311505215. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO8039
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Date Presented 04/06/19
The results of this study potentially provide evidence-based support for the development and testing of therapeutic swimming programs for ASD. Insufficient sleep corresponds with exacerbated ASD symptoms and abnormal connectivity of neural networks. Participants who reported swimming as a preferred sport reported significantly higher sleep hygiene scores than nonswimmers. In ASD, higher sleep hygiene scores were associated with increased neural functional connectivity.
Primary Author and Speaker: Christiana Butera
Additional Authors and Speakers: Emily Kilroy
Contributing Authors: Cristin Zeisler, Sharada Krishnan, Gina Gosparini, Laura Harrison, Lisa Aziz-Zadeh
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