Enhancing Social Skills for Children with Autism through Learning in a Museum


  • Taychasit Russameewongporn PhD student, College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Thammasat University


Children with Autism, Museum, Social Skills, Public Learning Space


The museum is a space that promotes the learning process in the form of independent education. It is a public learning space accessible to every member of society. Currently, individuals with disabilities have special needs, such as children with autism. Besides, children with autism have Emotional dysregulation problems, and deficits in rudimentary social skills. The author of this article recognizes the significance of enhancing the social skills of children with autism. Moreover, a preparatory process involving role-playing activities precedes their visit to the museum. During the visit, they receive guidance on regulations, etiquette, and assistance from museum staff. Including positive reinforcement during learning activities within the museum encourages children with autism to develop better social skills in public learning spaces. This article discusses the definition and types of museums, the social skills required for individual children with autism to visit museums, and guidelines for practicing these social skills to ensure access to essential museum spaces that enhance the opportunities for children with autism to exercise their right to choose museums that align with their interests.


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How to Cite

Russameewongporn, T. (2024). Enhancing Social Skills for Children with Autism through Learning in a Museum. Journal Of Ratchasuda Institute for Research and Development of Persons With Disabilities, 20(1), 109–126. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RSjournal/article/view/269012