ERIC Number: EJ813383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
What Clinical Characteristics of Children with Autism Influence Their Inclusion in Regular Classrooms?
Yianni-Coudurier, C.; Darrou, C.; Lenoir, P.; Verrecchia, B.; Assouline, B.; Ledesert, B.; Michelon, C.; Pry, R.; Aussilloux, C.; Baghdadli, A.
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, v52 n10 p855-863 Oct 2008
Background: This study took place in the context of recent legislation enacted in several countries--including France--and aimed at promoting inclusion of children with intellectual disabilities. It focuses on young children with autism and examines the links between the children's characteristics and their weekly hours of regular-classroom inclusion and intervention in specialised setting. Method: Standardised clinical and sociodemographic data were collected for 77 children with autism, along with data about their interventional programmes. Results: The study showed that the number of hours of inclusion at school was influenced by the children's behavioural and adaptive characteristics, as well as by the socioprofessional category of their parents, although these factors did not affect the number of hours spent in specialised setting. Moreover, the total amount of time per week spent in interventional services of any kind was very small for some of the children. Conclusion: The time spent in special-intervention services and regular classrooms combined did not add up to an adequate number of weekly hours for these children, particularly those exhibiting at least one of the following characteristics: low adaptation level, major behavioural problems or low socioprofessional category of parents.
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Educational Legislation, Student Characteristics, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Student Adjustment, Classification, Student Needs, Special Needs Students, Parent Influence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: France