1. The Challenge and Opportunity of Addressing Meaningful Occupations for Children with ASD
Client-centered occupational therapy strives to focus on what is important and meaningful to the client and what the client both needs and wants to do. Children with autism often have limited interests, are uninterested in activities they need to do, and prefer unconventional themes and uncommon forms of play. The importance of integrating these elements for effective and strength-based practice is discussed.