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ERIC Number: EJ863797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Inclusive Classroom: Effective Training to Enhance Knowledge of ASD and Evidence-Based Practices
Leblanc, Lise; Richardson, Warnie; Burns, Kimberly A.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v32 n2 p166-179 2009
The authors examine the influence of autism training sessions on a group of beginning teachers. The results of the study indicate that even a limited amount of professional development and/or training, strategically placed within the confines of a teacher training program, can both significantly increase participants' perceptions and knowledge of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and evidence-based practices as well as reduce overall stress and anxiety levels, at least where the integration of ASD students into the "regular" classroom experience is specifically concerned. Although this study is Canadian in origin, autism knows no national boundaries, and the issues and concerns raised by educators in trying to successfully program for this unique group of learners appear to be overwhelmingly universal in nature. (Contains 2 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada