IMPACT OF A TRAINING PROGRAM ON SENSORYPERCEPTION OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM IN SAUDI ARABIA


Alarabi, Nadia Atia Alsaadawi - PhD (Education), Assistant Professor Northern Borders University, Saudi Arabia, Department of Education, College of Arts & Science, Rafha Female Campus, Northern Border University, Rafha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).


DOI:https://doi.org/10.32405/2411-1317-2021-1-5-17

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The current study aims to develop sensory perception for three dimensions (auditory, visual,and motor) in children with Autism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In this experimental study,a single experimental group has been considered for pre and post-study measurements to achievethe goals of the study. Five children were chosen (3 males and 2 females) for the study whose agesranged from six years to ten years to respond effectively to the study tool i.e. a training program fordeveloping sensory perception in autistic children. The results of the study concluded that there werestatistically significant differences (0.05) in both the pre and post measurements of the average gradesof autistic children in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The value of the bilateral correlation coefficientfor auditory and visual (rprb) (0.95: 0.98) indicates a significant effect of the training program on theautistic children, except for the sensory-motor dimension where the effect was average.
Keywords: Training program; sensory perception; Autism; Saudi Arabia; special education.

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