Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Mediation of Occupational Competence by Anxiety and Hyperarousal in Youths With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Los Angeles, CA, USA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Los Angeles, CA, USA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Los Angeles, CA, USA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Los Angeles, CA, USA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Mediation of Occupational Competence by Anxiety and Hyperarousal in Youths With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505198. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7206
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505198. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7206
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Comorbid anxiety and hyperarousal in youths with ASD provides additional challenges to occupational participation and competence, and thus occupational adaptation. By studying the effect of anxiety and arousal on competence, we found contrary trends for controls and ASD, suggesting less resilient behavior to anxiety in ASD and lower anxiety-mediated competence in older youths with ASD. This provides foundational knowledge for the design of pragmatic OT interventions.

Primary Author and Speaker: Aditya Jayashankar

Contributing Authors: Christiana Butera, Laura Harrison, Emily Kilroy, Alexis Nalbach, Anusha Hossain, Lisa Aziz-Zadeh