METODE LANGSUNG (DIRECT METHOD) TERHADAP PEMBELAJARAN MAKNA KATA PADA ANAK AUTIS

NAF SIEHUL KUTA

Abstract


ABSTRACT


The autistic students are the students who have social, behavioural, language, and communicatin disturbances. Those make autistic students difficult to live normally, especially on the aspects of language and communication which play an important role in the social interaction. Language learning for autistic students has special characteristics  empashizing on how produced words are suitable to the meaning which has been agreed by communities. Direct method is learning method which assumes that a good language learning is conducted through using the language intensively in the communication, so that the students use each language element that is appropriate to its meaning and intention. It is expected that the language that the autistic students produce words without meaning (ekolalia), but the meaningfull words. The purpose of this research is to describe the level of effectiveness using direct method on learning word meaning of the second year autistic students of Mutiara Hati special education elementary school Mojokerto.


This quantitative research used Pre-Experimental Design with one Group Pre-Test and Post-Test. The subjects were 6 autistic students of second class in Mutiara Hati special education elementary school Mojokerto. The data were analyzed by using non parametric statistics with sign test.


From the result of statistical test in this research showed that Zh score was 2.05, which means that Zh score = 2.05 is langer than critical value of 1.96, thus the Null hypothesis (Ho) was rejected and alternative hypothesis (Ha) was accepted. Therefore, it can be concluded that direct method is effective to use on learning word meaning of the second year autistic students of Mutiara Hati special education elementary school Mojokerto.


 


Keywords : Word Meaning Learning, Direct Method


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