THERAPEUTIC FEATURES OF ORGANIZING THE FEEDING PROCESS OF PRESCHOOL CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SYNDROME

Authors

  • Aregnazan Saroyan
  • Sofya Hovsepyan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24234/se.v6i2.299

Keywords:

autism syndrome, sensory integration, sensory integration disorder, food pickiness, behavioral problems, occupational therapy features, occupational therapist

Abstract

This work aims to study and identify the difficulties in organizing the feeding process of preschoolers with autism syndrome and the features of the ergo therapy approach.

The methodology of data processing and analysis is entirely based on the approach of quantitative research methodology. Data, obtained through this methodology, are expressed in the form of numbers and percentages, which in turn allow the researcher to interpret the data through numbers, to provide objective and accurate information about it (Sharoyan 2013).

As part of the research, an electronic survey was conducted, in which 35 parents of children of preschool age with autism syndrome participated.

The level of awareness of the parents regarding the work of the ergo therapist was revealed, in particular, the organization of the feeding process was addressed. Preschool children with autism syndrome mostly used the services offered by an occupational therapist and 14% did not use the service of an occupational therapist; the need for intervention and services provided by an occupational therapist in overcoming difficulties in organizing the feeding process was evident.

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Published

2022-09-06

How to Cite

Saroyan, A. ., & Hovsepyan, S. . (2022). THERAPEUTIC FEATURES OF ORGANIZING THE FEEDING PROCESS OF PRESCHOOL CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SYNDROME. Armenian Journal of Special Education, 6(2), 41-52. https://doi.org/10.24234/se.v6i2.299