The classroom environment and engagement of Australian students on the autism spectrum as reported by their teachers

Published May 2019
Abstract

Despite an increase in inclusive education, there is little research investigating the experience of educating students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from the teachers’ perspective. To date, few studies have described the use of classroom supports for students with ASD, and studies have yet to compare instructional material use and student engagement of students with and without ASD. The current study explored the classroom practices of Australian teachers working with children with ASD. The classroom supports implemented to facilitate learning of children with ASD were investigated here, as well as the frequency of instructional material use for students with ASD compared to the remainder of the class. Teacher reported engagement in classroom activities were also compared for students with and without ASD.

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Citation

Clark, M., Adams, D., Westerveld, M., & Roberts, J. (2019). The classroom environment and engagement of Australian students on the autism spectrum as reported by their teachers [Poster]. International Society for Autism Research 2019 Annual Meeting, 1 May. International Society for Autism Research.

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