Neelam Sharma & Nidhi Sharma
Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
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