Journal article

The experience of participation: eliciting the views of children on the autism spectrum

Kate Simpson, Christine Imms, Deb Keen

DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

PURPOSE: Children on the autism spectrum are reported to participate less in leisure activities than their peers. Little is known about what participation means for this group and the child's voice has been largely absent, partly due to methodological limitations. To address this limitation, alternative methods of eliciting children's perspectives are needed. The aim of this study is to elicit children's views about their participation experiences using a multi-method approach, and children's feedback on the method. METHODS: Four children on the autism spectrum (9-13 years) used a video recording device to collect data over a 1-week period on their participation in activities. The children r..

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