OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY APPROACHES TO OVERCOMING TOILETING DIFFICULTIES IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

Authors

  • Armenuhi Melkonyan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24234/se.v6i2.297

Keywords:

Autism, children with autism, occupational therapy, self-care, toileting difficulty, sensory integration, sensory integration disorder, interception

Abstract

The aim of this work is to investigate the toileting difficulties of children with autism and to propose an appropriate occupational therapy intervention.

The work is entirely based on quantitative research methodology. Quantitative research is descriptive research data collection and analysis of which focus on standardization and structuring. The study was conducted online with parents of 82 children with autism. The quantitative method used for data collection and analysis made it possible to strictly adhere to the stated aims and objectives of the study.

The summary of the results showed that the dominant majority of the children of the parents who participated in the research are male representatives 67 (82%), female - 15 (18%). As a result of the analysis of the data provided by the parents, it was found that 36 (45%) of the children have different types of difficulties in using the toilet fully, and 30 (35%) have partial difficulties. Most children attend rehabilitation centers, 71 (89%), but not all receive occupational therapy intervention services.

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Published

2022-09-06

How to Cite

Melkonyan, A. . (2022). OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY APPROACHES TO OVERCOMING TOILETING DIFFICULTIES IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM. Armenian Journal of Special Education, 6(2), 11-27. https://doi.org/10.24234/se.v6i2.297