Research Platform
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Differences in Flourishing for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
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
  • 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
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2019
Differences in Flourishing for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520435. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP301C
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520435. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP301C
Abstract

Date Presented 04/06/19

Flourishing, an indicator of positive mental health, is important for children’s development and well-being. Behavioral contributors to flourishing, independent of environment, were examined in a large data set of children from age 6 to 17 years. Children with ASD had significantly lower odds of flourishing and demonstrating the behavioral tendencies compared to controls, confirming the early need to address positive emotions and positive affect for these individuals.

Primary Author and Speaker: Claudia Hilton

Additional Authors and Speakers: Karen Ratcliff, Diane Collins, Joanne Flanagan, Ickpyo Hong