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Investigating the Efficacy of Discrete Trial Training Program in the Development of Sustained Eye Contact in an Adolescent Girl with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study
AbstractThe current study focused on investigating the efficacy of discrete trial training (DTT) program in development of sustained eye contact in children with ASD. The single subject study design in this research was based on A-B-C-D-E-A and two follow up periods. The participant was the minimal verbal adolescent girl with ASD observed on DSM-5 by the psychologist. The researchers found her major area of deficit by using self-developed rating scale for the identification of social communication deficits of children with ASD which was validated by experts. DTT was then manipulated over developing social communication skills under four different contexts taken as treatment conditions of the experiment. Efficacy of DTT observed under triad analysis was found comparatively higher during E phase of treatment. It was recommended that furnished autism friendly training rooms should be established by the Punjab government to gain maximum advantages of the DTT program.
- Hina Hadayat Ali
- Ph. D Scholar, Department of Special Education, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
- Dr. Hina Fazil
- Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan