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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44510

How Mobile Learning as Mindtools Affects Decision-Making Ability in Autistic Children?

Dyah Fitria Padmasari, Siti Masitoh, Fajar Arianto, Novadri Ayubi

Abstract

Mobile learning as mindtools for children with autism is flexible, independent of time and place. This study aims to determine how mobile learning as mindtools affects decision-making abilities in children with autism. This research is an experimental research aimed at students with special needs with limited subjects. Single Subject Research (SSR) was chosen as the research design which is also part of the experimental research. The analysis in this study uses descriptive analysis with graphs. The data are analyzed based on individual data obtained. In this study, four children with autism type Asperger syndrome were taken at the Extraordinary Junior High School (SMPLB) level as research subjects. The research subjects or the first participant from PKLK Insan Istimewa Magetan, the second participant from SLB Panca Bhakti Magetan, the third and fourth participants from SMPLB Insan Istimewa Panekan Magetan. The research data was collected using observation, questionnaire and test techniques to test the effect of mobile learning as mindtools on decision making skills in learning children with autism. The results showed that using the mobile learning model media can reduce the frequency of subject errors in working on decision-making questions. Thus the mobile learning model media can affect the decision-making ability of research subjects which is characterized by a reduced frequency of error behavior in working on decision-making questions.

Keywords

Mobile Learning, Mindtools, Decision-Making, AutismSpectrum disorder

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