Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Missed Social Initiations of Adolescent Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): A Naturalistic Observation in an Inclusive After-School Club
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • New York University, New York, NY, USA
  • New York University, New York, NY, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Missed Social Initiations of Adolescent Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): A Naturalistic Observation in an Inclusive After-School Club
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505145. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5205
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505145. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5205
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

Adolescents with ASD have difficulties initiating social interactions, which affects their peer engagement. This study aimed to identify features of missed social initiation (initiations receiving no response) in adolescents with ASD and typical development (TD). We observed social initiations of 11 students (ASD = 6; TD = 5, 6th to 7th grade) in an inclusive after-school club. Participants’ missed social initiations and their recipients, purposes, and types were analyzed.

Primary Author and Speaker: Yu-Lun Chen

Additional Authors and Speakers: Kristie Koenig