ERIC Number: EJ976434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
In Parents' Voices: The Education of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Starr, Elizabeth M.; Foy, Janis B.
Remedial and Special Education, v33 n4 p207-216 Jul-Aug 2012
Parents of 144 children with autism spectrum disorders were surveyed regarding their perceptions of and satisfaction with the education their children were receiving. This article focuses on an analysis of the parents' responses to the open-ended questions of this survey. Overall themes that emerged repeatedly across all questions concerned the ability of school personnel to effectively manage children's behavior, teacher education and understanding of the disability, and effective communication and collaboration between parents and school. The implications for future research and practice emerging from these findings are discussed.
Descriptors: Autism, School Personnel, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parents, Parent Attitudes, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Teacher Education, Parent School Relationship, Surveys, Foreign Countries, Social Bias, Behavior Modification, Student Needs
SAGE Publications and Hammill Institute on Disabilities. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://sagepub.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada