This World Autism Awareness Day, our Occupational Therapist Kasey sits down with us to talk about Autism Spectrum Disorder and how Occupational Therapists can offer support to participants with ASD.
The important thing to remember is that no two people with ASD are the same! If you have any questions, please reach out to our team, and we will connect you with an Occupational Therapist in your local area.
Hi, my name is Kasey, and I’m an Occupational Therapist with Better Rehab.
Today is World Autism Awareness Day, and I’d like to take a minute just to talk to you about how we can support our participants who are on the spectrum.
Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD is a term that refers to what used to be several separate conditions
(in graphics: Autistic disorder, Asperger’s disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified [PDD-NOS])
until they’re all categorised into the same spectrum in 2013.
Autism Spectrum Disorder affects the way a person thinks, feels and interacts with others or their environment.
As an Occupational Therapist, I can work with people with ASD to support them to participate more fully in their day to day life, depending on what their goals are.
For example, I can support a participant with ASD to learn how to identify and regulate their own emotions more effectively to improve their interactions with others around them.
Thanks so much for watching.