A Study on Effectiveness of Horticulture Therapy in Enhancement of Motor Skills, Socialization and Reduction of Problem Behavior in Adults with Multiple Disabilities
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Research Paper | Education Management | India | Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017

A Study on Effectiveness of Horticulture Therapy in Enhancement of Motor Skills, Socialization and Reduction of Problem Behavior in Adults with Multiple Disabilities

Jasmeen M

An attempt was made to find out the effectiveness of Horticulture therapy in enhancing motor skills, socialization and reduction of Problem Behaviors among adults with Multiple Disability aged between 18 to 55 years who are undergoing vocational training in GHARAUNDA centre of Jankalyan Divyang Punarwasan Kendra, Latur, Maharashtra. They have been under training of Horticultural activities from 22 June 2016 till date. Qualitative research design was used for the study and it is based on observation technique. Telephonic interview was conducted to elicit the feedback of the trainers of regarding the outcome of these horticultural activities. Questions were posed regarding the condition of the trainees when they joined, activities they provided and progress after receiving the training. The trainers revealed that after every 15 days of training period, they observed progress in fine motor, socialization, communication skills. They also observed that there was an improvement in their desirable behavior and reduced problem behavior. The study concluded that horticulture activities are not only in income generation programme but also act as therapy in improving adaptive skills.

Keywords: Horticulture Therapy, Motor skills, Behavior problems, Socialization, Multiple Disability

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017

Pages: 1278 - 1281

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Jasmeen M, "A Study on Effectiveness of Horticulture Therapy in Enhancement of Motor Skills, Socialization and Reduction of Problem Behavior in Adults with Multiple Disabilities", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=13041703, Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017, 1278 - 1281

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