Competency of Autism Spectrum Disorder Parents in Home-Based Occupational Therapy Intervention


  • Muhammad Azwan Azri Centre for Occupational Therapy Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia & Special Population Research, Innovation and Knowledge (SPaRK), Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Ahmad Zamir Che Daud Centre for Occupational Therapy Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia & Special Population Research, Innovation and Knowledge (SPaRK), Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Juliana Berahim Occupational Therapy Department, Pusat Rehabilitasi PERKESO Tun Abdul Razak, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Revathi Paramasivam Occupational Therapy Department, Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust, London, England



Competency, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Parents, Occupational Therapy


During COVID-19, parents only relied on online materials to provide occupational therapy intervention at home. However, their competency is less studied. Thus, the objectives of the study were to examine parents’ sense of competence and the level of stress in providing home-based therapy. Data were collected via an online survey using the Parenting Sense of Competence Scale and Parental Stress Scale. 125 parents were recruited using a purposive sampling technique. The result shows that parents have a high level of sense of competence and a low level of stress in handling children with ASD during the pandemic.


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How to Cite

Azri, M. A., Che Daud, A. Z., Berahim, J., & Paramasivam, R. (2024). Competency of Autism Spectrum Disorder Parents in Home-Based Occupational Therapy Intervention. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 9(27), 3–9.

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