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ERIC Number: ED546235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 148
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ISBN: 978-1-2676-0613-6
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Exploring the Attitudes of Parents of Young Children with Autism Towards the TEACCH Conceptual Model: A Narrative Case Study
Powell, Natalie Lynne
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Mercer University
The purpose of this dissertation is to explore the attitudes of parents of young children with autism towards the Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children Program's (TEACCH) conceptual model, known as the Culture of Autism. One primary research question guided the study: What are the attitudes of parents of young children with autism towards the TEACCH conceptual model, the Culture of Autism? Three additional secondary research questions were also considered: How do parents of young children with autism interpret the meaning of the Culture of Autism? To what extent do parents of young children with autism agree or disagree with the TEACCH conceptual model, known as the Culture of Autism? What experiences have the parents had with the TEACCH program that has affected their attitudes regarding the TEACCH conceptual model, known as the Culture of Autism? This qualitative study utilized a narrative case study approach in order to explore the parent attitudes. An electronic questionnaire was given to three parents of children with autism between the ages of 3 and 7. The data was analyzed using Auerbach and Silverstein's (2003) coding method, which included (1) filtering the text by revisiting the research problem and theoretical framework, (2) identifying relevant text, (3) organizing relevant text into repeating ideas, (4) forming themes, (5) grouping themes into theoretical constructs, and (6) create the theoretical narrative. The four themes that emerged were: acceptance, perspective, hope, and fear. It was concluded that all three parents questioned had positive attitudes towards the TEACCH conceptual model. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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