Effect of Adapted Game-Aided Physical Education Program on the Motor Skills of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Longitudinal Case Study

Sinan Akın, Hulusi Alp

Abstract


The aim of this study is to reveal the effect of long term adapted game aided physical education intervention program
conducted on an individual with ASD and to conserve the achieved skills. The participant was fourteen years old
during study and was fifteen years old when research was completed. The study took 15 months in total including 12
months of implementation process and 3 months of interval before retention test conducted on the participant. The
Short Form of 2nd version of Bruininks-Oseretsky Motor Proficiency Test (BOT-2 SF) was used as a measuring set.
Obtained data were evaluated graphically. According to the obtained data, we determined a development but BOT-2
SF started in different periods in 8 sub-dimensions under the title of fine and gross motor skills. When permanency
test was obtained after an interval of 3 months for examined intervention program, it was clear that all skills except
power sub-dimension were conserved. There was a decrease in a certain amount only in power sub-dimension. In the
light of all these consequences, we can say that even though it is late, adapted intervention programs conducted on
the individuals with ASD affect motor skill levels positively and it can be said that this development will be effective
in increasing life quality of the individuals with ASD.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jct.v8n3p63

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