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Original article | TAY Journal 2023, Vol. 7(4) 846-872

Effectiveness of Presenting the Touch Math Technique on a Tablet in Teaching Simple Addition to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Abdurahman Demir, Sertan Talas, Yasin Gökbulut

pp. 846 - 872   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/tayjournal.2023.610.07   |  Manu. Number: tay journal.2023.050

Published online: October 30, 2023  |   Number of Views: 7  |  Number of Download: 106


Individuals with autism spectrum disorder often struggle with essential skills like mathematics, which are vital for independence. This includes understanding numbers, managing money, shopping, grasping time concepts, recognizing shapes, and arithmetic problem-solving. This research evaluates the effectiveness of the "Touch Math" method, delivered via tablet, in teaching basic addition to individuals with autism spectrum disorder. This technique is recognized in literature for its potential in teaching numbers and arithmetic. The study was conducted using the participant-across multiple probe design, a single-subject research method. The participant-across multiple probe design is a single-subject research method conducted with multiple participants to reveal the effects of an independent variable on a dependent variable. Four students aged 8-10 with autism spectrum disorder participated in the study. The findings indicate that the tablet-based "Touch Math" method effectively teaches them basic addition skills. The data of the study show that the "Touch Math" technique demonstrates 100% success in teaching addition skills to participants after an average of 7 to 9 teaching sessions. The follow-up data of the research show that participants maintained their acquired skills at a 100% level in the follow-up sessions conducted on the seventh, fourteenth, and twenty-first days after the teaching sessions. The study's findings show that participants applied their learned skills across various settings and people. Feedback from participants, their parents, and teachers affirmed the positive social validity of the study's methods, especially the tablet presentation. Based on these findings, suggestions have been made for future studies and practitioners.

Keywords: Touch Math technique, tablet, simple addition process, autism spectrum disorder

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APA 6th edition
Demir, A., Talas, S. & Gokbulut, Y. (2023). Effectiveness of Presenting the Touch Math Technique on a Tablet in Teaching Simple Addition to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder . TAY Journal, 7(4), 846-872. doi: 10.29329/tayjournal.2023.610.07

Demir, A., Talas, S. and Gokbulut, Y. (2023). Effectiveness of Presenting the Touch Math Technique on a Tablet in Teaching Simple Addition to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder . TAY Journal, 7(4), pp. 846-872.

Chicago 16th edition
Demir, Abdurahman, Sertan Talas and Yasin Gokbulut (2023). "Effectiveness of Presenting the Touch Math Technique on a Tablet in Teaching Simple Addition to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder ". TAY Journal 7 (4):846-872. doi:10.29329/tayjournal.2023.610.07.


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