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Education is an important aspect of the environmental influences on autism, and effective education can have a significant effect on outcome for those on the autism spectrum. This Handbook explores the key concepts, debates and research areas in this dynamic field. Contributions from a wide range of countries and cultures are organised into six key sections: Part 1: Learning Needs and Educational Responses; Part 2: Early Intervention, Education in Core Domains and Family Support; Part 3: School-Based and Academic Education: Access and Support; Part 4: Collaborative Working in Education; Part 5: Education for Life and Barriers to Education; Part 6: Data Collection in Education and Measurement of Progress. The SAGE Handbook of Autism and Education is a definitive resource for researchers, postgraduate students, reflective practitioners ...

Setting and Evaluating Goals in Education
Setting and evaluating goals in education
Kobe Vanroy Peter Vermeulen
Introduction

This chapter examines the way goals have been set both within and after formal education and then the outcome measures that have been used in evaluating those goals. It explores the value of both academic and functional goals, making the case that a wider perspective is needed. The case is made for a value-based approach that focuses on both short-term and long-term quality of life, and the difficulties of adopting such an approach in autism is recognised.

Measuring Outcomes During Education

Autism-friendly education demands adjustments and clarifications, not only in surroundings or educational materials (e.g. school books or classrooms), but also mainly in the ...

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