Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Nursing, Sumandeep Nursing College, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth an institution deemed to be University, Vadodara, Gujarat
Background: Autism is the third most common developmental disability whose incidence is greater than that of Down Syndrome 2 and Cerebral Palsy. A study was conducted in 1981 and 1984 for gaining the statistical data related prevalence of the autism in India, Age between 2.5 years to 14 and the ration of male and female was 7.5:1 which were all developed symptoms by 30 months. As per one survey one in every 88 children today is born with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) against a ratio of one in 110 few years back. The aim of this study is to find the outcome of socio-drama on detection of autism in school teachers. Aims and Objectives: The aim of the study is to find out the outcome of Sociodrama knowledge on early detection of autism among primary school teacher in selected primary school of waghodia, taluka. Material and Method: Pre experimental one group pre-test – post-test research design, and purposive sampling technique was adopted to achieve the goal of the study. The tool consists of two parts. First part consist demographic data of the sample and second part consist of structured knowledge questionnaires. The sample was 100 primary school teachers taken from selected schools of Waghodia taluka. Results: The collected data was tabulated and analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. In the pre-test mean score was 11.61 and post-test means score was 23.38. The post-test level of knowledge mean score is significantly greater than the pret-est knowledge mean score. The ‘t’ calculated value 42.05 is more than tabulated value 1.660 at 0.05 level of significance. Conclusion: According to the calculation of both pre-test and post-test score it indicates that there was improvement in the knowledge level among primary school teachers. Hence it indicates that Sociodrama play was effective.