The Impact of a Selected Exercises Course on Visual Perception of Children with High Performance Autism Spectrum Disorders
Saeed Yazdani, Saeedeh Yazdani
This study aims to investigate the impact of a selected exercise course on visual perception of children with high performance Autism spectrum disorders. The present study is applied in terms of purpose and was done as a quasi-experimental study. The statistical population of this study were the clienteles with Autism spectrum disorders in Autism society of Shiraz with age domain between 9 to 12 years old who did not have any certain physical and visual problem and did not have any severe chemotherapy and was not able to attend exercise sections, then the subjects were randomly divided into two groups (12 people for selected exercise and 12 people for control group) and after that Raven TVPS (Test of Visual Perceptual Skills) and GARS (Gilliam Autism Rating Scale) tests were done a week before main test and (one week) after the last exercise section, the mentioned tests were given again (posttest). For analyzing data, ANOVA (One-way Analysis of Variance) and Tukey tests were used applying SPSS software (version 16) at 0.05 confidence level. The results showed that a selected exercise course impacts on children visual perception (visual detection, visual acuity, visual-spatial relation, visual formation stability, sequential visual acuity, visual base formation, children visual perfection), so selected trainings can influence on visual perception of children with high performance Autism spectrum disorders.