The Effectiveness of Training Program Based on Picture ExchangeCommunication System (PECS) for Developing Communication Skills ofAutistic Children in Nablus, Palestine.The purpose of the study is to show the effectiveness of training programbased on behavior modification procedures to develop communication Skillsfor autistic children in Palestine. The population of this study consists ofall autistic children in autism centers in Nablus Govenorate, Palestine. Thetotal number of the sample is of 16 children, 8 males and 8 females. Theresearcher used a tool to measure communication skills, both linguistic andnon-linguistic, for autistic children. He proposed to build a training programfor the development of the communication skills of children with autism.The study results:The presence of the effectiveness of the training program for developingcommunication skills at autistic children between the control group and theexperimental group is for the benefit of members of the experimental group.There are no statistically significant differences at the level (a ≥ 0,05)in the effectiveness of the training program for the development of linguisticcommunication skills in autistic children due to gender variable.There are statistically significant differences at the level (a ≥ 0,05)in the effectiveness of the training program for developing non-linguisticcommunication skills in autistic children due to the training program formembers of the experimental group who were exposed to the training program.There are no statistically significant differences at the level (a ≥ 0,05)in the effectiveness of the training program for the development of linguisticcommunication skills in autistic children due to gender variable.The researcher recommends that the program should involve othersamples, and to involve other skills
Ayyash, Khalid Sherif
"The Effectiveness of a Training Program Based on Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) in Developing Communication Skills among Autistic Children in Nablus, Palestine,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 3:
10, Article 5.
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