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Effect of Yogic and Recreational Activities for Improving Self-injurious and Aggression Behavior of Autistic Children

Neelam Sharma & Nidhi Sharma

Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab

Special Issue, Volume 8, Number 2, 2016 I Full Text PDF

DOI: 10.21659/rupkatha.v8n2.06


Abstract

Autism is a multifaceted neuro-behavioral disorder and includes impairments in  language, social interaction and communication skills. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of yogic and recreational activities for improving self injurious and aggressive behaviour of autistic children. The study was conducted on  twenty (20) autistic children of age group of 8-14 years. Further, respondents were bifurcated  into three equal groups namely i.e -yogic group, recreational group and control group. Two years selected training program, based on the interest and connotation of respondents were given to the subjects. Before imparting the session of yoga and recreation activities, pre-test data were obtained through Autistic Distress behavior  standardized scale. Pre-test and post-test data were collected by imparting selected training programme to the subjects. No experimental treatment was given to control group. The results of  present  investigation affirm  positive effects of recreational and Yogic activities on the different dimensions of self injurious and aggression behaviour.

Keywords: Autism,Yoga, Recreation, Self injury, Aggression, Behaviour

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