Academic member of European University of Lefke (EUL) Education and Research Centre for Children with Special Needs (ÖÇEM) Harice Bilmez successfully represented EUL at the 29th National Special Education Congress.
Safety skills teaching studies applied to children and individuals with autism spectrum disorders were evaluated extensively.
In the congress, Bilmez presented her notice titled “Comprehensive Assessment and Meta Analysis of Teaching Security Skills for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder” that she prepared with Prof. Dr. Elif Tekin İftar, Seray Olçay, Nursinem Şirin, H. Deniz Değirmenci.
Bilmez pointed out that her study the aim was to conduct comprehensive systematic evaluation of safety skill teaching studies applied to children and individuals with autism spectrum disorders and calculating the effect sizes and evaluating whether there is a scientific basis among the teaching practices used in these studies.
Bilmez: According to the research findings, individuals with autism can be taught safety skills
Bilmez said that “Scanning were conducted between January 1980 and January 2017 and as a result of the scanning 52 studies were reached and using exception scales 30 studies were coded independently by two researchers in terms of qualitative criteria according to the single-equivalent intervention standards directive and 12 study models were classified as conditionally satisfying standards”.
Bilmez also pointed out that by performing visual analysis for the studies, safety analyses on the basis of effectiveness were carried out in four stages. She finally stated that according to the findings of the study individuals with autism can be taught safety skills and added that that there is a scientific basis for the application of behavioural skills teaching.