جودة الحياة لدى الأطفال ذوي اضطراب طيف التوحد وعلاقتها بالسلوکيات المعرفية المرتبطة بالفص الجبهي
Journal of Education
The present study aims to reveal the quality of life level among children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and its relationship with the frontal lobe cognitive behaviors. The Frontal Lobe Cognitive Behaviors and Life Quality measures, developed by the researcher, were applied to the sample of (152) ASD students enrolled in government institutes and programs and community programs in Jeddah, in the second semester of the academic year 1439 -1440 AH. The results indicated an average level in
... average level in the dimensions of quality of life (physical well-being -autonomy and family relations -social and peer support) among ASD children and a low level of both psychological well-being and school environment. The results also indicated an average level of cognitive-behavioral problems associated with the frontal lobe (indifference and inhibition dimensions) and a high level of executive deficiency. The results of the present study also indicated that there was a statistically significant negative correlation at the (0.01) level between the frontal lobe cognitive behaviors and quality of life dimensions, and a statistically significant differences at the (0.01) level in the averages of quality of life levels attributable to gender and program type variables, in addition to statistically significant differences at the (0.5) level in the averages of quality of life levels among ASD children attributed to the interaction between gender and program type variables.