FOLLOW Intervention Strategy for Children with Intellectual Disabilities

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  • Title: FOLLOW Intervention Strategy for Children with Intellectual Disabilities: Development and Effects
  • Author(s): Zaid Al-Shammari, Mahmoud Al-Quraan
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Learner
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum
  • Keywords: FOLLOW, Intellectual Disabilities, Intervention Strategy
  • Volume: 25
  • Issue: 4
  • Year: 2018
  • ISSN: 2327-7963 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2327-9133 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-7963/CGP/v25i04/33-43
  • Citation: Al-Shammari, Zaid, and Mahmoud Al-Quraan. 2018. "FOLLOW Intervention Strategy for Children with Intellectual Disabilities: Development and Effects." The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum 25 (4): 33-43. doi:10.18848/2327-7963/CGP/v25i04/33-43.
  • Extent: 11 pages

Abstract

In this research study we examined the development and effectiveness of an intervention strategy, which was designed to improve intellectually disabled children’s behavior in social activities outside a facility center. Researchers engaged in several activities, beginning with development of the intervention strategy, and then moving to collection of baseline data from children and development of intervention strategy procedures. The procedures included: intervention strategy duration; teacher training sessions; and applications. Findings in this research study demonstrated that the intervention strategy has the potential to help young and older children alike, and may ensure that intellectually disabled children increase participation in social networks in school and everyday life. Recommendations are offered for future research; it also is recommended that this intervention program be tested with other age groups and a larger sample of children with intellectual disabilities, such as preschoolers.