THE EFFECT OF SOCIAL STORIES ON THE PRAGMATIC COMMUNICATION SKILLS OF CHILDREN WITH ASPERGER SYNDROME

Tanriady, Shella and Kartika, Aniva (2013) THE EFFECT OF SOCIAL STORIES ON THE PRAGMATIC COMMUNICATION SKILLS OF CHILDREN WITH ASPERGER SYNDROME. In: Proceedings Book of International Conference on Psychology in Health, Educational, Social, and Organization Settings (ICP-HESOS). Faculty of Psychology Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, pp. 414-418. ISBN 978-979-99555-7-9

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Abstract

Children with Asperger Syndrome experience deficits in their pragmatic communication, that cause misunderstanding and isolation from their environment. The goal of this research wasto find out regarding the effectiveness of Social Stories on the pragmatic communication skills of children with Asperger Syndrome. The participants of this study were three children with Asperger Syndrome with chronological ages between 7-9 years olds. Data were gathered through 2 phases: assessment and intervention phases. The data collection in assessment phase used intelligence test, ASSQ and ASAS checklist to diagnose the characteristic of asperger. Meanwhile in intervention phase, data was assembled through observational checklist to describe their pragmatic communication skills. Data analysis was done using Trend Analysis by comparing the results of descriptive observation on the baseline, treatment, and post-treatment data. The intervention phase results showed that there was an increase on the pragmatic communication skills on children with Asperger syndrome: before and after Social Stories was given as a treatment . There were factors that affect the effectiveness of the intervention)(I) Internal Factors, such as the social skills, personality or characteristic, and motivation; (2) External Factors, such as the parenting practice of the family and the support from the educational environment that encouraged the behavioral change.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asperger Syndrome, Pragmatic Communication, Social Stories
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 07:10
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2013 07:10
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/6998

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