Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

10-25-2022

Comments

E-poster for the 18th World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress.

Abstract

Introduction/Background

  • Participation in healthcare for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be overwhelming resulting in stressful responses safety concerns.¹
  • Sensory features impact healthcare participation.
  • Up to 84% of individuals with ASD experience atypical sensory features of : - Hyper or hypo reactivity to sensation.²
    - Unusual sensory interests in the environment.²
    - Poor sensory integration.²
  • Families may refrain from participation in medical care to prevent negative experiences, contributing to occupational deprivation.¹
  • Sensory Adaptive Environments (SAE) may improve participation for autistic persons.1,3,4

Language

English

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