Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(8), pp. 1795 - 1807
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070818
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Investigating the Time Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders Spend with Their Typically Developing Siblings


Mehmet Yavuz 1,*, Pınar Şafak 2
1 Department of Special Education, Faculty of Education, Trakya University, Turkey
2 Department of Special Education, Gazi Faculty of Education, Gazi University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to investigate the time spent by the individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with their siblings and to offer suggestions from the perspective of typically developing siblings so as to find how this might be improved. The study was carried out with the siblings presenting typical development of the individuals with ASD who were attending special education and rehabilitation centers in Istanbul. Ninety-three siblings with typical development participated in the study. The extended version of the questionnaire developed by Yavuz and Coşkun (2014) was used as the data collection tool of the study and the content analysis of the collected data was done. According to the results of the study, it was observed that the siblings play games, do other activities like leisure time activities outside the house with their siblings with ASD. The problems that arise when they spend time with their siblings with ASD outside their house are: communication problems, negative attitude of people, and other problems like behavior problems.

KEYWORDS
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sibling Relationships, Family, Peers

Cite this paper
Mehmet Yavuz , Pınar Şafak . "Investigating the Time Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders Spend with Their Typically Developing Siblings." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.8 (2019) 1795 - 1807. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070818.