Intervention Case Study about Sports Games on the Self-injury Behavior of Children with Severe Autism
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Sports games
Children with autism
Self-injurious behavior



Submitted : 2022-05-21
Accepted : 2022-06-05
Published : 2022-06-20


This paper utilizes the A-B-A-B reversal experimental design for the single-subject research, to study the self-injurious behavior of a sixth-grade student with severe autism, aiming to explore the intervention effect of sports games on the self-injury behavior of children with severe autism. The results showed that, the self-injury behavior such as, the number of times of biting the back of the hands, and picking the noses is reduced in the study subject following sports games intervention plans, however, the self-injurious still exists, especially when the study subject in an unfamiliar environment, further indicating that the self-injurious behavior of children with severe autism cannot be completely eliminated by sports games alone. Concluding that, self-injurious behavior of children with severe autism cannot be completely eliminated by sports games, a comprehensive intervention with multiple approaches is still required to achieve optimal results.


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