OT Practice Looks At Autism—Therapeutic Humor, Community Integration of Adults, And Effects on Families
Bethesda, MD—Helping people with autism and related disorders to understand the constructs of humor can enhance their social skills.
The July 4 issue of OT Practice examines how OT intervention aids people with autism use humor to establish and maintain friendships, develop frustration tolerance and identify place and timing inside of a social context.
This autism-focused issue also explores how occupational therapy practitioners are transitioning youth and young adults on the autism spectrum into their communities by civic participation, job preparation and independent living. And, the “Perspectives” column focuses on the effects of an autism spectrum disorder on families.
Read the online version of OT Practice here.
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Founded in 1917, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) represents the professional interests and concerns of more than 140,000 occupational therapists, assistants, and students nationwide. The Association educates the public and advances the profession of occupational therapy by providing resources, setting standards including accreditations, and serving as an advocate to improve health care. Based in Bethesda, Md., AOTA’s major programs and activities are directed toward promoting the professional development of its members and assuring consumer access to quality services so patients can maximize their individual potential. For more information, go to www.aota.org.