Strategies Used by the Teachers to Manage the Antisocial & Challenging Behavior of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case of South Punjab


  • Fariha Iqbal Junior Special Education Teacher JSET (MCC), Government Special Education Center Jatoi Muzaffargarh, Department of Special Education, Government of the Punjab, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Muhammad Javed Aftab Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, Division of Education (DoE), University of Education, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Muhammad Nazir Lecturer (Special Education), Department of Special Education, University of Education, Lahore
  • Robina Naqvi Headmistress Govt Special Education Center Bosan Town Multan, Department of Special Education, Government of Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Mariam Iqbal M.Phil. Special Education (Scholar), Department of Education, Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Khalid Saleem Associate Professor, Chairperson, Department of Teacher Education, University of Okara, Okara, Punjab, Pakistan


Special Education, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Special Educators, Strategies


Therefore, we decided to conduct this study to learn about and compile the methods/strategies used by special education teachers and other professionals working with children who have autism spectrum disorder to address problematic and antisocial behavior in the classroom. Researchers developed the questionnaire to inquire about how teachers in special education settings observe students with ASD and how they handle students with the disorder in the classroom. Careful thought went into the design of every detail for strategies like first determine the requirements than addressed, prepare for any situation, give choices, keep calm and cool in worst situation, teachers and other related specialists were use in managing the challenging behavior and for educational betterment teachers were speak word for word, clearly, and know what will happen next, makes directions clear and short and treat individually, and for improve social skill teacher were remove physical and sensory discomforts, motivate for play with others, use visual and social stories and also give space for his favorite toy or activity. Two hundred and eighty-six special education teachers from three different districts in southern Punjab took part in the current investigation. This analysis made use of numbers gathered from scientific research. Experts in the area of special education designed and assessed the surveys. Inferences were made based on the responses of the sample population. The study's findings corroborate our claims that educators use these strategies for managing the challenging behavior of students on the autism spectrum. The research recommends that trainings for teachers should be conducted specially to introduce the newest strategies for behavior management of autistic children so they might have their difficulties and antisocial conduct better managed with these strategies.




How to Cite

Fariha Iqbal, Dr. Muhammad Javed Aftab, Dr. Muhammad Nazir, Robina Naqvi, Mariam Iqbal, & Dr. Khalid Saleem. (2023). Strategies Used by the Teachers to Manage the Antisocial & Challenging Behavior of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case of South Punjab. OEconomia, 6(2), 140–157. Retrieved from