The Effectiveness of "TEACCH" Program in Developing Social
Interaction and Verbal Communication Among Children with Autism in Saudia Arabia

Student Name:Estiklal Ali M. Alheliaw

Abstract: The study aimed to identify the extent of (TEACCH) effectiveness in the development of the skills of social interaction and verbal communication. Social interaction and verbal communication scales were used for children with autism and validity and reliability coefficients of both instruments were calculated. These tools and (TEACCH) program were applied on a sample of nine (9) child autistic with age range between (6) to (9) years enrolled in Day-care Center in Qatif and Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The study indicates that there are statistical significant differences in the mean scores of children autistic on the pre-post- test in the favor of the post- test on social interaction skills, and there are statistical significant differences between the mean scores of children autistic on the pre post- test in the favor of the post- test on verbal communication. The difference in the mean scores of children autistic on the post- follow-up test was statistical significant on the social interaction scale in the favor of the follow-up test. Also, the difference in the mean scores of autistic children on the post- follow-up test was not statistical significant on the scale verbal communication

Publishing Year: 2015

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