Title

Perception of occupational therapists in the use of assistive technology devices and its effects on the social participation of children with autism spectrum disorder in Cavite

Date of Completion

1-5-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Keywords

Occupational Therapists, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Abstract

A quantitative descriptive type of research was conducted in pediatric occupational therapists working in Cavite. The respondents considered Cavite because it has a higher population of occupational therapist compared to other provinces. Using purposive sampling, 30 registered occupational therapists were included in the research specifically working in the areas of Bacoor, Dasmarinas, General Trias, Imus, Silang and Trece Martirez. A self-made survey questionnaire was used to gather pertinent data of the professionals' perception. It was validated by two psychometricians and two pediatric occupational therapists under the Department of Occupational Therapy-College of Rehabilitation Sciences. After the approval of the occupational therapists and clinics, the researchers implemented the study for 3 weeks. The researchers used the IBM SPSS version 20, a computer software, to analyze the data gathered. The results of the study were occupational therapists acknowledge the utilization of assistive technology devices yet there are more advantages and disadvantages on the usage of the assistive technology devices yet there are more disadvantages on the usage of the assistive technology devices for improving social participation in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

First Advisor

Shella Joy D. Ida

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