International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Effectiveness of a Training Program based on Behaviorism in Improving the Skills of Motor Imitation in a Sample of Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Jordan
Maisa' Isa Ahmed Al-Slaim, Prof. Essam Abdullah Al-Jdoua'

This study aimed at detecting the effectiveness of a training program based on behaviorism to improve the skills of motor imitation in a sample of kids with autism spectrum disorder in Jordan. To achieve the aims of the study, two tools were applied in the study, prepared by the researcher, namely: (Motor Imitation Skills Scale, and Training Program). The study sample consisted of (20) children with autism spectrum disorders whom was enrolled in Al Tawasul Center for Autism in the capital, Amman, Jordan, aged 6- 10 years, and they were divided equally into two groups: experimental and control. The study showed the following results: there are significant differences in motor imitation skills after the application of the program in favor of the experimental group. Also, there are significant differences in motor imitation skills of the experimental sample in favor of the post measurement. Finally, there are no significant differences in motor imitation skills between post measure of the experimental sample and trailing measurement.

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