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Perceptions of Teachers on Prevalence of Sensory Problems among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
AbstractSensory processing disorder is a complex neurobiological process in which the sensory input either from the environment or from one`s body is poorly detected or interpreted and often unusual responses are obtained or sometimes no response is made. Unfortunately, children with autism also show impaired, repetitive, and restricted behaviors. The current study was conducted to analyze such abnormalities among children with autism. The questionnaire was made as a tool and data were collected from teachers dealing with children affected by autism. A sample of 125 teachers was selected from different public and private sector schools of Lahore city for data collection. The data were analyzed through SPSS software. Descriptive and inferential statistics were applied to find the results of the study. Independent sample t-test and correlation were run to reach the results and the mean value was calculated. The results of the study concluded that Vision is found to be the most common sensory issue among all the children. Early interventions, occupational and sensory therapies can be helpful to overcome the sensory issues.
- Tahmina Kausar
- M. Phil Scholar, Department of Education, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
- Hina Fazil
- Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan