Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Be a Lifesaver: The Effects of Aquatic-Based OT on Developing Water Safety and Social Skills in Children With Autism
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, Pomona, CA, USA
  • Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, Pomona, CA, USA
  • Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, Pomona, CA, USA
  • Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, Pomona, CA, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Be a Lifesaver: The Effects of Aquatic-Based OT on Developing Water Safety and Social Skills in Children With Autism
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520422. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8115
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520422. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8115
Abstract

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