International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research
Submit Paper

Title:
PREVALENCE AND SEVERITY OF ASD IN TWO SCHOOLS IN NAIROBI, KENYA

Authors:
Niceta, Ireri ; Anne, Mbwayo


Volume - 2 Issue - 8, Pages - 4242-4250

Abstract:
Autism is a developmental disorder that impairs a child`s abilities for social interaction, language development and communication. It is characterized by restricted/repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests, and activities during the early developmental period. Others exhibit hyperactivity, aggression and anxiety. ASD in Kenya has received very little attention from researchers when compared to other disabilities. This study looked at the prevalence of ASD in two schools among children and adolescents with ASD. The study used mixed method strategy that involves archival, observation, structured and unstructured interviews, and questionnaires. Quantitative data was analyzed using statistical package for social scientists (SPSS) and summarized in percentages.

Cite this Article:

[Ireri, Niceta, and Anne, Mbwayo. "PREVALENCE AND SEVERITY OF ASD IN TWO SCHOOLS IN NAIROBI, KENYA." International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 2, no. 8, 2017, pp. 4242-4250.]

Download Full Text