Effectiveness of Instruction Program on Teachers’ Performance of Counseling for Pupils regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Universidad de Granada
EffectivenessTeachers’ PerformanceCounselingAutism Spectrum Disorder
Ali Abed Kadhim, Lujain Anwar Alkhazrajy (2023). Effectiveness of Instruction Program on Teachers’ Performance of Counseling for Pupils regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder.Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers,Vol.14(4).112-118[DOI: 10.47750/jett.2023.14.04.010]
Objectives: To evaluate teachers’ performance of counseling for pupils with autism spectrum disorder, to identify the relationship between Teachers’ Performance of Counselling for Pupils with autism spectrum disorder and their demographic. Methodology: In Al-Firdous mixed primary School, a quasi-experimental approach was used to assess teachers' autistic spectrum disorder counseling and socio-demographic characteristics. The study ran from 18 September to 24 November 2022. The sample was purposive sample of (60) teachers were selected according to the study that are working in The First Rusafa Education Directorate. The data were collected by direct interview using specific questionnaire that’s composed of two parts (8) items which are: Part (1) Socio-demographic characteristics which included (4) items. Part (2) which deals with teachers' performance about autism spectrum disorder and includes (4) items. SPSS v.25 analyzed data. Frequency, percentage, mean score, and standard deviation. Statistical inference: T-test and ANOVA for socio-demographic characteristics and teachers' performance. Results: (66.7%) of them were 40 and more, teachers more than half evaluated their performance as moderate, more than half performed moderately regarding autism spectrum disorder, and there was a high significant link between teachers' performance and student performance (age, years of employs). Conclusions: The research found that the instruction program improved teachers' autism spectrum disorder counselling. Age and years of employment were positively correlated with post-assessment teacher performance. Recommendations: The research suggests improving teachers' effectiveness via lectures, workshops, and seminars on autism among students. Teachers should be given serious attention on autism spectrum disorder based on their age and experience.