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A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Autism among the Primary School Teachers at Selected Schools of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 1)

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Page : 1303-1306

Keywords : Effectiveness; Structured Teaching Programme; Knowledge; Pre-menopause;

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Background: Autism, also called autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a complicated condition that includes problems with communication and behaviour. According to recent statistics About 1 in 100 children in India under age 10 has autism, and nearly 1 in 8 has at least one neurodevelopmental condition. Objectives: to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge and attitude regarding autism among the primary school teachers. Methodology: A pre-experimental study was conducted in 2021in selected schools of Shimla, H. P. sample of 60 primary school teacher were selected by using non-probability purposive sampling technique. Pre-test was conducted and same day, structured teaching programme was administered. After relapse of seven days, post-test was conducted using self-structured questionnaire and Likert scale. Result: the findings showed that mean pretest knowledge score was 16.35?2.4 and mean pretest attitude was 19.57?3.011 posttest mean knowledge score was 24.60?1.758 and posttest mean attitude score was 35.93?3.626 with mean knowledge difference of 27.50 whereas the mean attitude difference of 39. Paired ?t? test was applied for knowledge and the value of ?t? was 18.67 for attitude value of ?t? was 25.644 P and the value of is less than0.001 which was found to be significant and effectiveness seen in knowledge which interpreted that majority of primary school teacher has gained knowledge to adequate level and attitude was positive regarding autism.

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