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Level of Mathematics Abilities of Mild Autism Children on the McCarthy Scales of Children’s Abilities

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The objective of this study is to determine the level of mathematics abilities among mild autism children in Klang Valley, Malaysia. A total of ten autistic children aged 5 to 7 years old were selected as respondents. Purposive sampling was used using McCarthy Scales of Children’s Abilities (MSCA) to measure the level of cognitive abilities of the children. This instrument consist of three scales; Verbal, Perceptual-Performance and Quantitative. Overall results shows the level of mathematics abilities of mild autism child is at moderate level. However, result also show that there were a significant difference in Verbal, Perceptual Performance and Quantitative Scales.
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Keywords: Cognitive Abilities; Mathematics Abilities; Mild Autism

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2: State Islamic University, Sunan Kalijaga Yogayakarta, Indonesia 3: Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Open University Malaysia, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Publication date: July 1, 2018

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