Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Understanding Motivation for Social Engagement in Real-Life Contexts of Preschool Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Case Studies
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
  • The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • 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 / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Understanding Motivation for Social Engagement in Real-Life Contexts of Preschool Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Case Studies
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515379. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7204
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515379. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7204
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

The study investigated the motivation for real-life social engagement in three preschool children with ASD using the experience-sampling methodology (ESM). The results showed that they had motivation for social engagement in the everyday contexts where they felt autonomous and competent and experienced social reciprocity. Further, the study demonstrated that ESM provides clinicians and caregivers a way to understand how real-life social contexts influence the children’s motivations and experiences.

Primary Author and Speaker: Tzu-TIng Yu

Contributing Authors: Yu-Wei Chen, Hsing-Jung Li, Ching-Hong Tsai, Kuan-Lin Chen