Piloting the use of experience sampling method to investigate the everyday social experiences of children with Asperger syndrome/high functioning autism

Cordier, Reinie, Brown, Nicole, Chen, Yu-Wei, Wilkes-Gillan, Sarah, and Falkmer, Torbjorn (2016) Piloting the use of experience sampling method to investigate the everyday social experiences of children with Asperger syndrome/high functioning autism. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 19 (2). pp. 103-110.

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Abstract

Objective: This pilot study explored the nature and quality of social experiences of children with Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism (AS/HFA) through experience sampling method (ESM) while participating in everyday activities.

Methods: ESM was used to identify the contexts and content of daily life experiences. Six children with AS/HFA (aged 8-12) wore an iPod Touch on seven consecutive days, while being signalled to complete a short survey.

Results: Participants were in the company of others 88.3% of their waking time, spent 69.0% of their time with family and 3.8% with friends, but only conversed with others 26.8% of the time. Participants had more positive experiences and emotions when they were with friends compared with other company. Participating in leisure activities was associated with enjoyment, interest in the occasion, and having positive emotions.

Conclusions: ESM was found to be helpful in identifying the nature and quality of social experiences of children with AS/HFA from their perspective.

Item ID: 44041
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: child experience, activities of daily living, social inclusion, pilot study, experience sampling method, autism spectrum disorder
ISSN: 1751-8431
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2016 07:31
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
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