ERIC Number: EJ1045790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ASD Academic Transitions: Trends in Parental Perspective
Lee, Cindy; McCoy, Kathleen M.; Zucker, Stanley H.; Mathur, Sarup R.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v49 n4 p576-593 Dec 2014
Academic transitions are a necessary and important part of an ASD student's life. Parental involvement and perspective is a vital part of each transition planning process. The primary goal of this research was to identify trends in parent perspectives regarding ASD academic transitions through meta-synthesis of current research. The research also seeks to identify shifts in parent perceptions of the importance of specific transitional program elements during different academic transitional periods. Results indicated a clear trend within each academic transition category as well as trends throughout the transition periods. The main trend in parental perspective throughout the transitions is the de-structuration of the transition planning process and increased personalization with the advancement of each academic transition. Possible uses of research results to ease the transition planning process for parents are summarized and discussed.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Attitudes, Transitional Programs, Trend Analysis, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis, Meta Analysis, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Research
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site: http://daddcec.org/Publications/ETADDJournal.aspx
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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