Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Evidence for Stimulus Control-Based Factors of Tactile Defensiveness in an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Sample
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Evidence for Stimulus Control-Based Factors of Tactile Defensiveness in an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Sample
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500055. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8800
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500055. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8800
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

This paper uses confirmatory factor analysis to assess the hypothesis that tactile defensiveness in children with ASD can be separated into two distinct factors based on whether stimulation is initiated by the child or by external sources. Model fit was good using standard fit measures, suggesting that the level of control over stimuli should be considered when addressing functioning in daily life.

Primary Author and Speaker: Kathryn Williams

Contributing Authors: John Sideris, Grace Baranek