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RMJ. 2017; 42(3): 338-340


Effectiveness of play therapy in enhancing social skills in intellectually disabled children

Azka Tauqeer Asjad, Nazia Iqbal, Uzma Masroor.

Abstract
Objective: To measure the effectiveness of play therapy in enhancing social skills in pre-diagnosed intellectually disabled children of mild and moderate level.
Methodology: The study comprised of 10 intellectually disabled children of mild and moderate level of ages 5-15 from Army Special Education Academy, Rawalpindi. Pre-test and post-test were used in experimental and control group. Social Skills Checklist by Heather Thomas (2013) was administered. Paired sample t-test of pre and post-test showed significant difference in pre-test and post-test scores.
Result: Difference in the pre and post-test measures were observed to be statistically significant for the social skills observed in the children with intellectual disability.
Conclusion: The results provide evidence that play therapy is an effective way to enhance social skills in intellectually disabled children.

Key words: Play therapy, social skills, intellectually disabled children, Social Skills Checklist.


 
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Asjad AT, Iqbal N, Masroor U. Effectiveness of play therapy in enhancing social skills in intellectually disabled children. RMJ. 2017; 42(3): 338-340.


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Asjad AT, Iqbal N, Masroor U. Effectiveness of play therapy in enhancing social skills in intellectually disabled children. RMJ. 2017; 42(3): 338-340.



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Asjad AT, Iqbal N, Masroor U. Effectiveness of play therapy in enhancing social skills in intellectually disabled children. RMJ. (2017), [cited December 17, 2017]; 42(3): 338-340.



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Asjad, A. T., Iqbal, N. & Masroor, U. (2017) Effectiveness of play therapy in enhancing social skills in intellectually disabled children. RMJ, 42 (3), 338-340.



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Asjad, Azka Tauqeer, Nazia Iqbal, and Uzma Masroor. 2017. Effectiveness of play therapy in enhancing social skills in intellectually disabled children. Rawal Medical Journal, 42 (3), 338-340.



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Asjad, Azka Tauqeer, Nazia Iqbal, and Uzma Masroor. "Effectiveness of play therapy in enhancing social skills in intellectually disabled children." Rawal Medical Journal 42 (2017), 338-340.



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Asjad, Azka Tauqeer, Nazia Iqbal, and Uzma Masroor. "Effectiveness of play therapy in enhancing social skills in intellectually disabled children." Rawal Medical Journal 42.3 (2017), 338-340. Print.



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Asjad, A. T., Iqbal, N. & Masroor, U. (2017) Effectiveness of play therapy in enhancing social skills in intellectually disabled children. Rawal Medical Journal, 42 (3), 338-340.




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