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ERIC Number: EJ979760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
A Comparative Study of the Impact of Mainstream and Special School Placement on the Behaviour of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Reed, Phil; Osborne, Lisa A.; Waddington, Emma M.
British Educational Research Journal, v38 n5 p749-763 2012
The current study examined the impact of school placement in mainstream or special settings on the behavioural functioning of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Children were assessed at the start of the school year and then again at the end of the school year using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale. Children with ASD made improvements in both types of placements; however, those children in specialist provisions made greater improvements in areas of conduct and socialisation. These results confirm other recent demonstrations of superior performance in special schools for children with ASD. The need to re-address specialist school placement as a viable alternative to mainstream education for children with ASD is discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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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: United Kingdom
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales