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ERIC Number: EJ1173878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0014-4029
Satisfaction with Individualized Education Programs among Parents of Young Children with ASD
Slade, Nicole; Eisenhower, Abbey; Carter, Alice S.; Blacher, Jan
Exceptional Children, v84 n3 p242-260 Apr 2018
We examined parents' satisfaction with multiple aspects of their children's individualized education programs (IEPs). Parents (n = 142) raising children ages 4 to 8 years old with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) reported their satisfaction with four aspects of their children's IEPs: (a) content of the IEP document, (b) services provided, (c) perceived level of agreement between the IEP document and the services actually provided, and (d) effectiveness of the IEP team. For each domain, just over half of families reported moderate to high satisfaction, whereas 61% of parents were dissatisfied with at least one of the four facets. Overall IEP satisfaction was positively associated with parent--school connectedness and family financial resources but was unrelated to child characteristics. Contrary to expectation, IEP satisfaction was negatively associated with teachers' years of experience. Findings demonstrate the importance of parent-school relationships and highlight socioeconomic disparities in special education satisfaction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule; Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A110086