EEO. 2020; 19(4): 5889-5908
Effects Of Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder To Develop Social Interaction Skills
Asmaa Azeem, Zikra Faiz, Syeda Zahra Jafri, Waqar Younas Warraich, Osama Sohail Virk.
This study was designed as an experimental study divided into two groups (control group & experimental group) and uses pre-test and post design. The selected research group includes 30 participants (both male and female without any discrimination). In this study, a random sampling technique was used for data collection. Four social-interaction factors (social group skills, peer interaction, social communication and interaction, and appropriate behavior of a child) were figured out using portage guide early education and ABLLS-R. The instrument was developed with the help of the ABLLS-R protocol and portage guide of early education. The study results indicate that selected participants give complete eye contact and respond to everyone when calling their names. Experimental group participants show interest in a group activity and positively participate in social activities. Children can develop a nature of sharing with others. Children can understand the social reinforcement and work for it, and the child show interest and listen to conversations with another peer.
Key words: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Applied Behavior Analysis, Social Interaction Skills