Jordanian Educational Journal


The goal of the study was to investigate the effictiveness of a program based on teaching descriptive gesture in developing socially expressive behaviors among children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Jordan. To achieve the objective of the study, a purposeful sample consisting of (20) was selected from Amman city. The sample of the study was assigned randomly into two groups, experimental and control each consisting of (10) students. A scale of socially expressive behaviors as well as a program based on descriptive gestures was used. Validity and reliability were established, and then the training program was administrated. Results of the study indicated that significant differences were found between the means of performance of children with autism spectrum disorder in the socially expressive behaviors levels in favor of experimental group. The study recommended adopting the program which based on descriptive gestures and involve other variables like measuring its effectiveness on developing motor skills.

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