ERIC Number: EJ727409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Teaching Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders in HE
Taylor, M. J.
Education & Training, v47 n7 p484-495 Sep 2005
Purpose--The purpose of the research reported in this paper was to examine the type of adjustments to delivery appropriate for students with an autistic spectrum disorder in a UK higher education setting. Design/Methodology/Approach--A case study in a UK university was conducted over a two-year period. Findings--A variety of adjustments may be required for students with an autistic spectrum disorder in a UK higher education environment, including adjustments to teaching delivery, assessment and pastoral care. Research Limitations/Implications--Although the case study reported in this paper focused on just three students with an autistic spectrum disorder, the number of students entering UK higher education with such disorders is likely to increase and institutions need to be aware of the adjustments that may potentially be required. Originality/Value--Previously very few students with an autistic spectrum disorder had attended university in the UK. However, growing numbers of such students are now attending university, but thus far little, if any, research has been conducted regarding the adjustments that may need to be made for such students.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Autism, Foreign Countries, College Students, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Testing Accommodations, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom