High functioning autism spectrum disorder: a challenge to secondary school educators and the students with the condition

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Hay, Ian and Winn, Stephen. 2012. "High functioning autism spectrum disorder: a challenge to secondary school educators and the students with the condition." Wright, Jan (ed.) 42nd Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Conference (AARE 2012): Regional and Global Cooperation in Educational Research. Sydney, Australia 02 - 06 Dec 2012 Melbourne, Australia.
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High functioning autism spectrum disorder: a challenge to
secondary school educators and the students with the condition

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsHay, Ian (Author) and Winn, Stephen (Author)
EditorsWright, Jan
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 42nd Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Conference (AARE 2012)
ERA Conference ID50546
Number of Pages14
Year2012
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED542469.pdf
Conference/Event42nd Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Conference (AARE 2012): Regional and Global Cooperation in Educational Research
International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education
Event Details
42nd Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Conference (AARE 2012): Regional and Global Cooperation in Educational Research
Event Date
02 to end of 06 Dec 2012
Event Location
Sydney, Australia
Event Details
International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education
Abstract

Across the Australian schooling sector, students with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD) can represent a challenge to educators and the nature of that challenge is the focus of this study. The setting for this research is secondary education with the teachers and the students supported through additional services based within an integrated special education service model. In this study students were identified as HFASD if they had a diagnosis of ASD given by an independent medical officer and the students were functioning in the regular classroom and achieving at, or near, grade level on classroom based or standardised tests of achievement. This study investigated the educational issues associated with students with HFASD using both teacher (N = 81) and students with HFASD (N=32) surveys. These surveys were developed after extensive focus group activities with the teachers and the students
identified with ASD, and were framed in the language provided by the participants. The teacher survey contained 27 items and the student survey contained 34 items. Both
instruments used a 5 point Likert scale. The two main concepts in the mainstream teachers' responses were: (i) the less predictable and at times inflexible social behaviour of the students; and (ii) the level of additional in-class attention required to effectively teach the students in a group context. The two main concepts from the students with HFASD responses were: (i) the students' desire for social relationships and friendships; and (ii) their concerns about their learning environments. The educational implications of these findings are discussed in relation to theory and practice.

Keywordsbehaviour; high school; Likert scale; ASD; survey
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520105. Psychological methodology, design and analysis
390411. Special education and disability
390306. Secondary education
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Tasmania
University of New England
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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