Elizabeth Munsell, Gael Orsmond, Wendy Coster; Self-Management of Daily Life Tasks for Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Without Intellectual Disability. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411500080. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9207
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Date Presented 03/28/20
The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory–Computer Adaptive Test–ASD: Responsibility Scale (PEDI) targets limitations in managing daily life tasks. Adolescents (ages 14 to 22) with ASD without intellectual disability (n = 125) performed below expectations based on their intellectual level on the PEDI. Eighty-six percent of youth demonstrated borderline or significant delays in management of life tasks. If unaddressed, this challenge may create significant barriers to success in work and independent living.
Primary Author and Speaker: Elizabeth Munsell
Contributing Authors: Gael Orsmond, Wendy Coster
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