Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
The Play Differences of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Within Sibling and Nonsibling Peer Dyads
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  • Curtin University, Perth, Australia, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  • Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia
  • University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Play Differences of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Within Sibling and Nonsibling Peer Dyads
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515329. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2109
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515329. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2109
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

Peer-mediated interventions are effective for children with ASD. We investigated the difference in play performance of 68 children with ASD playing with a sibling versus a nonsibling peer. Test of Playfulness scores were significantly higher with a nonsibling play partner. Two social items explained much of the difference: "support of playmate" and "response to play cues," indicating these need to be a focus of intervention for sibling dyads.

Primary Author and Speaker: Cally Kent

Contributing Authors: Reinie Cordier, Annette Joosten, Sarah Wilkes-Gillan, Anita Bundy