Abstract

Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.

Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for children with autism. A 10-week therapeutic adaptive swimming pilot study was conducted with individualized swim instruction from an OT or physical therapy student. Parent perspective was investigated to identify the benefits of instruction by a therapist in training. Qualitative themes discovered support swim instruction through an OT lens to increase skills in children with autism.

Primary Author and Speaker: Rebecca Woodson

Additional Authors and Speakers: Erika Kemp

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