International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences Vol. 9(4), pp. 738 - 745
DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.090418
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Gross Motor Skills Levels in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder during the COVID-19 Pandemic


Diajeng Tyas Pinru Phytanza 1, Erick Burhaein 2,*, Ratko Pavlovic 3
1 Department of Special Education, Faculty of Education, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta 55281, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2 Doctoral Program of Sports Education, School Postgraduates Studies, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, 40154, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
3 Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, University of East Sarajevo, Lukavica, 71126, East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to determine the level of gross motor skills in ASD children during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Participants in this study were ASD children with a total of 25 children aged 8-12 years (M = 10.02; SD 1.27), who were selected by random sampling technique. This research instrument is the Test of Gross Motor Development-2 (TGMD-2). Data analysis in this study is descriptive analysis. The results of gross motor skills show that 20 ASD children are in the average standard score of 4-5 (gross motor question = 70-79) in the low assessment category (80.00%) and 5 ASD children are in the average standard score of 1-3 (gross motor question = <70) is included in the very low assessment category (20.00%). Therefore, the majority of the total gross motoric data for ASD children are in the low category, namely 20 children or 80.00%. This research is not without limitations in its implementation. This research contributes to the implementation of future research, namely the need for treatment to optimize Gross Motor skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The urgency for proper and measurable treatment and the limitations of this study are important things to pay attention to for further research.

KEYWORDS
Gross Motor, ASD, Age 8-12 Years, TGMD, COVID-19, Locomotor, Object Control

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Diajeng Tyas Pinru Phytanza , Erick Burhaein , Ratko Pavlovic , "Gross Motor Skills Levels in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder during the COVID-19 Pandemic," International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 738 - 745, 2021. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.090418.

(b). APA Format:
Diajeng Tyas Pinru Phytanza , Erick Burhaein , Ratko Pavlovic (2021). Gross Motor Skills Levels in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, 9(4), 738 - 745. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.090418.