Background: This study was carried out to reveal the effect of the recreational therapy program on the social skills of children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). Material and method: The study was conducted in a one group pre experimental design with a pre-test and a post-test. The data were collected through the Family Information Form and the Autism Social Skills Profile (ASSP) Scale. To evaluate the data, t-test was performed in dependent groups. Results: It was found that the difference between the pre-test and post-test mean scores for the Social Reciprocity and Social Participation/Avoidance sub-dimensions of the scale was statistically significant; while the difference between the pre-test and post-test mean scores for the Harmful Social Behaviors sub-dimension was not statistically significant. Conclusion: It has been observed that the recreational therapy program for children with ASD affected the social skills of children positively.
Kocak Uyaroglu A, Ertuzun E, Tas Arslan F. The effect of the therapeutic recreation program for children wıth autistic spectrum disorder on their social skills. Balt J Health Phys Act. 2021;Suppl(2):23-31 doi: 10.29359/BJHPA.2021.Suppl.2.03
Author ORCID Identifier
Arzu KOÇAK UYAROĞLU ORCID 0000-0002-6581-4617; Ezgi ERTÜZÜN ORCID 0000-0002-6986-0143; Fatma TAŞ ARSLAN: ORCID 0000-0001-5584-6933