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Alloway, Tracy; Lepere, Alexus – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The aim of the present study was to investigate sustained attention and working memory in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as this issue has not been widely investigated in this population. Children with ASD were age-matched with children diagnosed with dyslexia based on standardised reading assessments. All children were administered…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Short Term Memory, Children, Autism
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Maas, Christene – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
As children with autism spectrum disorder become adults, social participation continues to be an area of need. Within creative arts, there is a growing body of literature about the use of theatre arts, improvisational theatre, and improvisational techniques as a way to address social participation for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. The…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Intervention
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Erasmus, Sumari; Kritzinger, Alta; Van der Linde, Jeannie – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Late identification of children with ASD remains a concern. Due to limited research in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) such as South Africa (SA), the early management of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) should be further explored. The aim was to describe the demographic characteristics and early management of ASD that may influence…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Charitaki, Garyfalia; Soulis, Spyridon-Georgios; Tyropoli, Rafailia – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Research on Academic Self-Regulation (ASR) of students with ASD has shown that their inability to regulate is associated with a general functional and developmental dysregulation. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the behavioral and general adjustment of students with ASD, specifically in responding to the academic requirements of a typical…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Self Control, Student Behavior
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Ballantyne, Carrie; Gillespie-Smith, Karri; Wilson, Claire – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Teacher knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) plays a key role in the successful inclusion of children with the disorder in public schools. It therefore becomes important to understand what impacts upon teachers' knowledge of ASD. As such, we aimed to investigate the role of experience and culture on teachers' knowledge of ASD. Public…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Knowledge Level, Teaching Experience
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Shih, Ching-Hsiang; Chiang, Ming-Shan; Lin, Zi-Jun – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The present study aimed to evaluate whether children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were able to initiate requests for assistance by applying computer technology to the specific instructional procedure, which included behaviour chain interruption, time delay, prompting, and differential reinforcement. New software was developed in this study…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Communication Skills
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher; Arnold, Wayne – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The sources of anxiety for a sample of 132 young males with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were investigated from standardised scales and verbal responses to a series of open-ended questions asked to them and their mothers. As well as using parametric statistics to test for effects on standardised scales, verbal responses were analysed via NVivo…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Males, Anxiety
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Su, Shanling; Paynter, Jessica; Gilmore, Linda – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
This study investigated family perceptions of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in China. A survey with open-ended questions assessing knowledge of ASD and its causes was distributed via nine ASD organisations across five different cities in Southern China. Results were analysed from a total of 104 Chinese caregivers who reported on their children or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Beliefs
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Kasilingam, Nilushini; Waddington, Hannah; Van Der Meer, Larah – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Research suggests that access to early intervention can improve a range of outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, little is known about the type and amount of intervention that is typically available to young children with ASD in the New Zealand community. There is also limited information about parent demand for types…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Early Intervention
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Sulek, Rhylee; Trembath, David; Paynter, Jessica; Keen, Deb – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may have additional needs in the classroom, resulting from delays in their development of critical school readiness skills, which include following directions and attending to tasks. Consequently, empirically supported strategies targeting these skills have been developed, yet there is evidence to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Needs, Students with Disabilities
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Nunes, Debora; Walter, Catia – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
The effectiveness of using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with individuals with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is well documented in descriptive reviews and meta-analytic investigations published in international journals in the last decade. Most of these analyses include researches conducted in North-American or European…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Samadi, Sayyed Ali; Nouparst, Zahra; Mohammad, Maryam Pourseid; Ghanimi, Farzaneh; McConkey, Roy – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Training courses on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are required to meet the needs of the increasing numbers of children attending schools and care centers with a diagnosis of this condition internationally. A 14-day active learning course was developed based on three self-contained workshops which took place nationally in Iran over a 6 month…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Staff Development
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Healy, Seán; Marchand, Geneviève – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
To effectively combat high levels of inactivity among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), scalable and sustainable methods of intervention are required. The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of a web-based, parent-mediated physical activity intervention for thirteen children with ASD. The intervention, Project CHASE,…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Life Style, Autism
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Clark, Megan; Barbaro, Josephine; Dissanayake, Cheryl – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
Parent and Teacher perspectives of social skills, peer play and problem behaviours in school-age children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were investigated. Forty-three parents and 35 teachers of children with an ASD aged between 7 and 9 years completed the Social Skills Improvement System (SSIS), reporting on the social skills and problem…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Peer Relationship, Play, Behavior Problems
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An, Sofiya; Chan, Chee Kai; Kaukenova, Botagoz – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2020
This qualitative study focuses on the changing system of professional care for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in post-Soviet Kazakhstan. We have explored parents' experiences of caring for a child with ASD focusing on their perceptions of educational, health and social support services available to them in their communities. Focus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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