Out-of-school participation patterns in children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders

Claudia Hilton, Mary Catherine Crouch, Heidi Israel

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

66 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

PURPOSE. This study examined differences in out-of-school activity participation between typically developing children and those with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASD). METHOD. Children with HFASD, ages 6 to 12 (W= 52), and a control group (N= 53) were assessed using the Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment and the Social Responsiveness Scale. RESULTS. Significant differences were seen in participation between typical and HFASD groups in number of activities in which children participate, the numbers of individuals with whom they participate, and the variety of environments in which they participate. CONCLUSIONS. These findings indicate that out-of-school participation is significantly different for children with HFASD than for typically developing peers. Findings suggest that social impairment is related to some aspects of participation and that addressing social skills in intervention could contribute to increased participation in out-of-school activities by children with HFASD, which would contribute to their long-term mental and physical health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)554-563
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume62
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Mental Health
Control Groups
Social Skills

Keywords

  • Autism
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Leisure activities
  • Pediatrics
  • Socialization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Occupational Therapy

Cite this

Out-of-school participation patterns in children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. / Hilton, Claudia; Crouch, Mary Catherine; Israel, Heidi.

In: American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 62, No. 5, 09.2008, p. 554-563.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{baae511630a54abfb9f536fdcf9e3141,
title = "Out-of-school participation patterns in children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders",
abstract = "PURPOSE. This study examined differences in out-of-school activity participation between typically developing children and those with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASD). METHOD. Children with HFASD, ages 6 to 12 (W= 52), and a control group (N= 53) were assessed using the Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment and the Social Responsiveness Scale. RESULTS. Significant differences were seen in participation between typical and HFASD groups in number of activities in which children participate, the numbers of individuals with whom they participate, and the variety of environments in which they participate. CONCLUSIONS. These findings indicate that out-of-school participation is significantly different for children with HFASD than for typically developing peers. Findings suggest that social impairment is related to some aspects of participation and that addressing social skills in intervention could contribute to increased participation in out-of-school activities by children with HFASD, which would contribute to their long-term mental and physical health.",
keywords = "Autism, Interpersonal relations, Leisure activities, Pediatrics, Socialization",
author = "Claudia Hilton and Crouch, {Mary Catherine} and Heidi Israel",
year = "2008",
month = "9",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "62",
pages = "554--563",
journal = "American Journal of Occupational Therapy",
issn = "0272-9490",
publisher = "American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Out-of-school participation patterns in children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders

AU - Hilton, Claudia

AU - Crouch, Mary Catherine

AU - Israel, Heidi

PY - 2008/9

Y1 - 2008/9

N2 - PURPOSE. This study examined differences in out-of-school activity participation between typically developing children and those with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASD). METHOD. Children with HFASD, ages 6 to 12 (W= 52), and a control group (N= 53) were assessed using the Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment and the Social Responsiveness Scale. RESULTS. Significant differences were seen in participation between typical and HFASD groups in number of activities in which children participate, the numbers of individuals with whom they participate, and the variety of environments in which they participate. CONCLUSIONS. These findings indicate that out-of-school participation is significantly different for children with HFASD than for typically developing peers. Findings suggest that social impairment is related to some aspects of participation and that addressing social skills in intervention could contribute to increased participation in out-of-school activities by children with HFASD, which would contribute to their long-term mental and physical health.

AB - PURPOSE. This study examined differences in out-of-school activity participation between typically developing children and those with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASD). METHOD. Children with HFASD, ages 6 to 12 (W= 52), and a control group (N= 53) were assessed using the Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment and the Social Responsiveness Scale. RESULTS. Significant differences were seen in participation between typical and HFASD groups in number of activities in which children participate, the numbers of individuals with whom they participate, and the variety of environments in which they participate. CONCLUSIONS. These findings indicate that out-of-school participation is significantly different for children with HFASD than for typically developing peers. Findings suggest that social impairment is related to some aspects of participation and that addressing social skills in intervention could contribute to increased participation in out-of-school activities by children with HFASD, which would contribute to their long-term mental and physical health.

KW - Autism

KW - Interpersonal relations

KW - Leisure activities

KW - Pediatrics

KW - Socialization

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=54049086594&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=54049086594&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 18826016

AN - SCOPUS:54049086594

VL - 62

SP - 554

EP - 563

JO - American Journal of Occupational Therapy

JF - American Journal of Occupational Therapy

SN - 0272-9490

IS - 5

ER -