The Effect of Perceptual-Motor Activities Training on Adaptive Behavior of Autistic Children
Keywords:Autism, Adjustment, Perceptual-Motor Activities
The aim of this research work is the effect of perceptual-motor activities training on adaptive behavior of autistic children. This semi-experimental research and pre-test-post-test considered by using of control group. The study sample are all autistic children in Mashhad. This semi-experimental and pretest-posttest control group considered. In this study, purposive sampling method is used. This means that of all children with autism, 30 children were selected and randomly divided into two experiment groups (n = 15) and control (n = 15) groups. Moreover the children conditions were assessed using a Weiland adaptive behavior questionnaire and before the implementation of the program no difference between the groups was confirmed. Then the students in the experimental group participated in the perceptual - motor activities training sessions during 12 sessions of 45 minute. Furthermore post-test was performed and the results were assessed using SPSS software and analysis of covariance and two independent samples were analyzed by using of T test. The results showed that, perceptual-motor activities training has a positive effect on the adjustment of autistic children.
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