Occupational Therapy and Children with Autism: A Look at What Occupational Therapy Is and a Review of Intervention Methods Used to Treat Children with Autism

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Title:
Occupational Therapy and Children with Autism: A Look at What Occupational Therapy Is and a Review of Intervention Methods Used to Treat Children with Autism
Author:
Hoffmann, Renate Marie
Issue Date:
Apr-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Occupational therapy is a healthcare career that strives to help individuals suffering from disabling conditions live successfully and independently. Occupational therapists work with many different populations, including children with autism. Autism is a developmental disability that involves delays and impairments in social skills, language, and behavior. It is a spectrum disorder, which means that the degree to which children are affected by autism can vary. Occupational therapists use a variety of intervention methods in order to improve the lives of children with autism. In this paper I incorporate my personal experiences with the research I have completed. The intervention methods discussed in this report include Sensory Integration Therapy, Sound-Based Interventions, Hippotherapy, and Handwriting Therapy.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Family Studies and Human Development
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleOccupational Therapy and Children with Autism: A Look at What Occupational Therapy Is and a Review of Intervention Methods Used to Treat Children with Autismen_US
dc.creatorHoffmann, Renate Marieen_US
dc.contributor.authorHoffmann, Renate Marieen_US
dc.date.issued2010-04-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractOccupational therapy is a healthcare career that strives to help individuals suffering from disabling conditions live successfully and independently. Occupational therapists work with many different populations, including children with autism. Autism is a developmental disability that involves delays and impairments in social skills, language, and behavior. It is a spectrum disorder, which means that the degree to which children are affected by autism can vary. Occupational therapists use a variety of intervention methods in order to improve the lives of children with autism. In this paper I incorporate my personal experiences with the research I have completed. The intervention methods discussed in this report include Sensory Integration Therapy, Sound-Based Interventions, Hippotherapy, and Handwriting Therapy.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily Studies and Human Developmenten_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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