Intellectual Functioning in Social Interaction Subgroups of Autism Children

Raddi Moekdas, Abdurachman Sukadi, Tetty Yuniati

Abstract


Autism classified based on social interaction and intellectual functioning. Aim of this study was to find out theassociation between social interaction and intellectual functioning. This hybride selective prevalence design studywas conducted from January–March 2007 on autism children admitted to therapy center of Our Dream andIndigrow, Bandung. Subjects were classified based on social interaction and intellectual functioning. Age andhistory of behavior therapy were confounding factors. Data was analyzed using Kruskall-Wallis and two-sampleKolmogorov-Smirnov test. Subjects who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were 99 autism children. Subgroups aloof,passive, and active but odd were two, 31, 66 children, respectively. Low and high functioning were found in 70 and29 children. Age of £5 and > 5 years were found in 58 and 41 children (pKW = 0.453). Classification of behavioraltherapy were 37 and 62 children (pKS = 1.00). The association of social interaction with intellectual functioningautism showed significant value 0.04. In conclusion, this study showed association of social interaction aloof,passive, and active but odd with low and high intellectual functioning. [MKB. 2010;42(3):96-100].

Key words: Autism, intellectual functioning, social interaction subgroups


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