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American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(6), 749-756
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-6-25
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The Situation of Co-operative Skills Education for 5-6 year-old ASD Children through Playing in Kindergartens in Son Hoa District, Phu Yen, Vietnam

Do Thi Thao1, , Dang Thuy Thuy2 and Dang Loc Tho3

1Faculty of Special Education, Hanoi National University of Education, Hanoi, Vietnam

2Faculty of Psychology and Education, Hanoi National University of Education, Hanoi, Vietnam

3National College for Education, Hanoi, Vietnam

Pub. Date: May 28, 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Educational Research in Vietnam: From Fundamentals to Application)

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Do Thi Thao, Dang Thuy Thuy and Dang Loc Tho. The Situation of Co-operative Skills Education for 5-6 year-old ASD Children through Playing in Kindergartens in Son Hoa District, Phu Yen, Vietnam. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(6):749-756. doi: 10.12691/education-6-6-25


This paper aims to assess the current situation of cooperative skills education for 5-6 year-old children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) through play activities at some kindergartens in Son Hoa district, Phu Yen province. Lessons can be learned for teachers in the process of cooperative skills development for autistic children in integrated kindergartens. The results of theoretical research and the situation indicate that 1) Understanding the thoughts, emotions and attitudes of others, knowing how to express their emotions, and behaving in accordance with certain circumstances and situations are the difficulties that closely attach to ASD children; 2) ASD children perform better when playing alone than when cooperating and sharing with other children; 3) Children need to be reminded and supported by adults when playing with a group; 4) Teachers adapt a variety of play activities for the best educational effectiveness; however, outdoor activities prove to be most effective; 5) Play activities in kindergarten plays a major role in the development of cooperative skills for children, so the development of co-operative skills for children through play activities should be quickly implemented; 6) Focus should be put on engaging children groups in inclusive classes to support the collaborative skills education for ASD children.

co-operative skills autism spectrum disorders inclusive childhood education play activities

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