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Abstract

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.

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

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