Background: Special needs students come from many diverse and different family backgrounds. It may become a factor in special needs student learning performance. The purposes of this study are to find out how family background can affect special needs students in Pronunciation mastery and the process of special needs students in pronunciation mastery.
Methods: This study is a descriptive qualitative study using the case study method with three data collections. There are interviews, observations, and documentation. It becomes a unique single case study because the object of the study is an autism spectrum disorder student who continues his study until college and has good English pronunciation.
Results: The result of the study found that the most influential factor that can affect an autism spectrum disorder child’s pronunciation mastery is family motivation. The term motivation here is the desire from the parents who want to develop their skills and also motivation to develop their special needs child, in the hope that the special needs child can be Independent with their skills.
Conclusion: This autism spectrum disorder student has certain unique repetitive behavior: checking an English word through google translate. He often listens to how to pronounce words correctly. Although the parents come from a low social class, they can still improve their special needs child's Pronunciation by giving a supportive educational environment.