THE IMPACT OF TRAINING PROGRAM BASED ON LOVAAS' APPROACH IN ENHANCING OF CHILDREN'S AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER INDEPENDENCE SKILLS

Khaled Ahamd Obiedat, Najihah Abd. Wahid, Moath Amin Nasaireh

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Children's Autism Spectrum Disorder suffers from independence skills’ problems. Hence, this research is to design a training program based on the Lovaas' approach to develop the Children's Autism Spectrum Disorder Independence skills and to measure its effectiveness. To achieve the objective of the study, the researcher used the semi-experimental method based on the training program and the independence skills. The research population consists of Children's Autism Spectrum Disorder, ages 4 to 8 years, who were in the special education centers in Irbid governorate from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for the year 2018/2019. The sample of experimental and control group consisted of 30 Children's Autism Spectrum Disorder who were purposively selected and divided into two groups: 15 experimental and 15 control students. The post-test results showed statistically significant differences between experimental and control groups at the level of a= 0.05 while the mean scores (32.00) indicated significantly for the experimental group of independence skills in post-test. Moreover, the results showed that there were no statistically significant differences at the level of 0.05 = a in the post and delayed test in the experimental group. In light of the results of the research, the researcher recommended the need to take advantage of the training program and the implementation program. One of the researcher's suggestions is to conduct a similar research on the Lovaas' approach for different age groups and different skills in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

 

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Lovaas' approach, Jordanian Children's Autism Spectrum Disorder, independence skills

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