Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Therapeutic Implications of Occupation, Sleep Hygiene, and Neural Networks in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Southern California T. H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California T. H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California T. H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California T. H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California T. H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California T. H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California T. H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Therapeutic Implications of Occupation, Sleep Hygiene, and Neural Networks in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505215. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO8039
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505215. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO8039
Abstract

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