The Effect of a Play-Based Training Program on Developing Verbal and Non-verbal Communication Skills among Autistic ChildrenAuthor(s): Mohammad Nayef Ayasrah*, Fatima Yousef Awad Alnajjar and Mohamad Ahmad Saleem Khasawneh
The research set out to determine how well a play-based training program improved the verbal and nonverbal communication skills of children with ASDs. Learn how much improvement in verbal and nonverbal communication skills has been maintained after a month of participation in the program for children with autism. The research sample consisted of 20 participants, 10 males, and 10 females, and they were randomly assigned to one of two groups: the experimental group (n = 10) and the control group (n = 10) from Autism centers in Amman. Post-test measures of verbal and nonverbal communication skills showed statistically significant differences between the control and experimental groups, favoring the latter. Additionally, the research demonstrated that the experimental group's mean scores in verbal and non-verbal communication skills improved significantly between pre- and post-measurement, indicating the program's success. There are also no statistically significant differences between pre-and follow-up- assessments test scores for the experimental groups' verbal and nonverbal communication skills.