Teaching communication behaviour through dance and movement to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Sarawak / Teo Jing Xin...[et al.]

Teo, Jing Xin and Lau, Bee Theng and Patrick, Then (2019) Teaching communication behaviour through dance and movement to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Sarawak / Teo Jing Xin...[et al.]. In: International Innovation in Teaching and Learning 2019 & Language Education Conference (i-InTeLEC 2019, 17-18 April 2019, Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort, Pulau Pinang.

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Abstract

This paper highlights the struggles of parents in Sarawak that have children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and introduces the authors’ proposed intervention programme for this population. With the belief that parental buy-in to an intervention would result in a higher level of follow-through and therefore improvement to the benefit of their children, the Fun, Inclusive, and Tolerant (FIT) dance and movement based behavioural intervention was designed and developed for Sarawakian children on the spectrum, specifically with the objective to acknowledge and address parental cultural narratives, desires, and expectations; while teaching appropriate behaviours to their children. The focus of this paper is two-fold. Firstly, to demonstrate how dances in this programme were created, by explaining the formulation of an individual dance which was developed for a child with an expressive speech delay; and secondly, to present parental feedback regarding the programme. Concluding remarks touch upon the authors’ future directions in this research.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Teo, Jing Xin
xteo@swinburne.edu.my
Lau, Bee Theng
blau@swinburne.edu.my
Patrick, Then
pthen@swinburne.edu.my
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Educational technology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning. Learning strategies
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning ability
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Event Title: International Innovation in Teaching and Learning 2019 & Language Education Conference (i-InTeLEC 2019
Event Dates: 17-18 April 2019
Page Range: pp. 41-54
Item ID: 34194
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism spectrum disorder; Dance and movement therapy; behavioural intervention; Malaysia
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/34194

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