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Exploration of parents perceptions on social skills displayed by children with autism spectrum disorder

Ting, J. H. P. and Yeo, K. J. (2019) Exploration of parents perceptions on social skills displayed by children with autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, 8 (1). pp. 313-321. ISSN 2277-3878

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A common symptom noted amongst children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to social skills impairment. The level of impaired social skills exerted by children with ASD relies on the disorder severity. As such, this research looked into the parents’ perceptions towards social skills exerted by children with ASD. Hence, interview sessions with semi-structured layout were carried out with ten parent who had children diagnosed with ASD. All interview sessions were recorded, which were later transcribed and coded using Nvivo11. Next, the interview transcriptions were discussed with the parents for clarification and accuracy of details. The study outcomes revealed several common features related to ASD, which are lacking social initiation, limited eye contact, poor social communication, limited joint attention, dysregulated emotions, and poor response towards social cues. Conclusively, children diagnosed with ASD displayed discrepancies in social skills, particularly in communication, social motivation, social awareness, autism mannerism, and social cognition. Few interventions suggested by parents to enhance children’s social skills at home were discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:autism spectrum disorder, parents’ perceptions, social skills
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050.9-1091 Educational psychology
ID Code:91003
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:31 May 2021 21:21
Last Modified:31 May 2021 21:21

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