International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1949-4270   |  e-ISSN: 1949-4289

Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2024, Vol. 19(2) 43-62

The Effectiveness of Family-Centered Teaching in Developing Self-Care Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Esra Erbaş & Atilla Cavkaytar

pp. 43 - 62   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/epasr.2024.1046.3   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2403-19-0005

Published online: June 30, 2024  |   Number of Views: 11  |  Number of Download: 22


Abstract

Teaching of self-care skills with the participation of families at home, which is the natural environment of the child, contributes to effective and permanent results. Even though it is preferred that the family take an active part in teaching, most parents who plan to work with their children have difficulties in how they teach. The previous studies demonstrate that when adequate support is provided to parents, they can teach their children the skills they need. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a family education program developed for teaching self-care skills to individuals with autism spectrum disorder. A mother and her child with autism spectrum disorder participated in the study. The study was designed with multiple probe with probe conditions across behaviors/skills which is one of the single subject research designs. The finding demonstrates that the mother was able to teach self-care skills (hand washing, toileting, and dressing) by using the least to most prompting teaching method and following the procedure properly during the teaching period. Additionally, the mother expressed her satisfaction with the teaching sessions. The results concluded that she realized the effect and importance of the systematic and planned teaching.

Keywords: autism spectrum disorder, self-care skills, family education, least-to-most prompting, family-centered teaching


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APA 6th edition
Erbas, E. & Cavkaytar, A. (2024). The Effectiveness of Family-Centered Teaching in Developing Self-Care Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 19(2), 43-62. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2024.1046.3

Harvard
Erbas, E. and Cavkaytar, A. (2024). The Effectiveness of Family-Centered Teaching in Developing Self-Care Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 19(2), pp. 43-62.

Chicago 16th edition
Erbas, Esra and Atilla Cavkaytar (2024). "The Effectiveness of Family-Centered Teaching in Developing Self-Care Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 19 (2):43-62. doi:10.29329/epasr.2024.1046.3.

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