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dc.contributor.authorPeters, Kaitlin J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-24T17:36:57Z
dc.date.available2016-02-24T17:36:57Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/14581
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to describe the humor use by an 11-year-old adolescent with ASD. Through an iterative coding process to identify a successful, unsuccessful, and neutral rating of instances of humor, we describe how does an adolescent with ASD uses humor and the functions humor serves in his interactions with a friend. We describe the personal and environmental factors that support the successful use of humor. The adolescent used two main types of humor (self-initiated and environmentally-initiated), consisting of two forms (verbal and physical). We describe 12 main behavioral indicators to identify the instances of humor. Humor appeared to sever as a means of engaging his friend and he appeared to be most successful in using humor with his friend when in a familiar environment and engaging in a familiar activity. The implications for future research are discussed.en_US
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dc.subjectHealth sciencesen_US
dc.subjectAdolescenten_US
dc.subjectHumoren_US
dc.subjectAutism spectrum disorderen_US
dc.subjectNatural contexten_US
dc.titleThe use of humor by an adolescent with autism spectrum disorderen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2016-02-23T23:21:02Z
etd.degree.nameMaster of Science in Occupational Therapyen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineOccupational Therapyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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