Michele Alaniz, Sheila Rosenberg, Nicole Beard, Emily Rosario; Be a Lifesaver: The Effects of Aquatic-Based OT on Developing Water Safety and Social Skills in Children With Autism. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411520493. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8115
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Date Presented 03/28/20
Drowning is the number one cause of death in children with autism. OTs are uniquely positioned to develop effective water-safety interventions, but their voices has been largely absent from the literature. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of OT in the aquatic setting for improving water safety and social skills in children with autism.
Primary Author and Speaker: Michele Alaniz
Contributing Authors: Sheila Rosenberg, Nicole Beard, Emily Rosario
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