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Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of combining movement and multisensory activities on praxis and quality of life in children with autism.
Material and methods: This experimental research used stratified random sampling. The samples were autistic children with praxis problem. The control group (n=10) had normal daily living. The intervention group (n=10) received training 2 times a week of combining movement and multisensory activities for 12 weeks (24 times). The data were collected between December 2021 to April 2022. The physiological data, praxis, and quality of life were assessed before and after 24 times training. The research instruments were Motor Praxis Ability Test (MPAT) and Pediatric Quality of Life InventoryTM version 4.0 (PedsQLTM 4.0). The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, paired T-Test, and independent T-Test.
Results: Following a 24-time training, the intervention and control group displayed no significant difference in physiological data (p < .05). In addition, the intervention group had praxis abilities and quality of life with better score than the control group (p < .05).
Conclusion: Combining movement and multisensory activities may improve praxis abilities and the quality of life in children with autism.
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บทความหลังผ่านการปรับแก้จากกองบรรณาธิการแล้ว เป็นลิขสิทธ์ของวารสารจิตเวชวิทยาสาร โรงพยาบาลสวนปรุง กรมสุขภาพจิต กระทรวงสาธารณสุข ห้ามเผยแพร่เพื่อประโยชน์ทางการค้าโดยไม่ได้รับอนุญาต แต่อนุญาตให้เผยแพร่บทความดังกล่าวเพื่อประโยชน์ทางการศึกษาแก่ประชาชนทั่วไป ทั้งนี้กองบรรณาธิการไม่จำเป็นต้องเห็นด้วยกับบทความหรือข้อคิดเห็นใดๆ ที่ปรากฏในวารสารสวนปรุง
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