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Influence of Ideational Praxis on the Development of Play and Adaptive Behavior of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Comparative Analysis

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Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Avenida de Atenas s/n, Alcorcón, 28922 Madrid, Spain
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Department of Physical Therapy, Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Universidade da Coruña, 15006 A Coruña, Spain
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TMB Education, LLC, Norristown, PA 19401, USA
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(11), 5704; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18115704
Received: 22 March 2021 / Revised: 8 May 2021 / Accepted: 24 May 2021 / Published: 26 May 2021
Background: Traditionally, assessment of praxis skills in children with ASD has focused on the evaluation of aspects related to the planning and execution of actions. This study aimed to evaluate the ideational abilities of children with ASD and analyze possible relationships with the development of play and adaptive behaviors. Methods: 40 children between 4 to 6 years (TD = 20; ASD = 20) were evaluated with the Test of Ideational Praxis, the Revised Knox Preschool Play Scale, and the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System II. Results: Statistically significant relationships were obtained between ideational praxis and play skills development (r = 0.649; p = 0.01), adaptive leisure behavior (r = 0.338; p = 0.04) and social adaptive behavior (r = 0.319; p = 0.04). Results of multiple linear regression models found a linear relationship between ideational praxis and play development (p = 0.005) and adaptive leisure skills (p = 0.004), but not with social interaction skills (p > 0.05). Conclusions: Objective evaluation with a specific ideational praxis assessment facilitates understanding of the ideational abilities and widens understanding of praxis skills and their impact on play and adaptive behaviors in children with ASD. View Full-Text
Keywords: autism spectrum disorder; ideational praxis; play; playfulness; adaptive behavior autism spectrum disorder; ideational praxis; play; playfulness; adaptive behavior
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Serrada-Tejeda, S.; Santos-del-Riego, S.; May-Benson, T.A.; Pérez-de-Heredia-Torres, M. Influence of Ideational Praxis on the Development of Play and Adaptive Behavior of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Comparative Analysis. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 5704. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18115704

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Serrada-Tejeda S, Santos-del-Riego S, May-Benson TA, Pérez-de-Heredia-Torres M. Influence of Ideational Praxis on the Development of Play and Adaptive Behavior of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Comparative Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(11):5704. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18115704

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Serrada-Tejeda, Sergio, Sergio Santos-del-Riego, Teresa A. May-Benson, and Marta Pérez-de-Heredia-Torres. 2021. "Influence of Ideational Praxis on the Development of Play and Adaptive Behavior of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Comparative Analysis" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 11: 5704. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18115704

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