Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
The Relationship of Symptom Severity and Pretend Play in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
  • Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  • National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
  • National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Kaohsiung Municipal Kai-Syuan Psychiatric Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Kaohsiung Municipal Kai-Syuan Psychiatric Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Relationship of Symptom Severity and Pretend Play in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500049. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7201
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500049. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7201
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Symptom severity may be an important predictor of pretend-play performance in children with ASD. In this study, we applied an elaborate pretend-play assessment to characterize the pretend play of children with ASD with different symptom-severity levels. The results demonstrate that children with very mild autistic traits display more object substitutions and higher percentages of elaborate pretend play actions than children with severe ASD during symbolic play.

Primary Author and Speaker: Yu-Ling Chen

Contributing Authors: I-Ning Fu, Meng-Ru Liu, Yen-Ting Yu, Hsing-Jung Li, Ching-Hong Tsai, Kuan-Lin Chen