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 and teachers who wish to know and understand current views of the nature of autism, and best practice in educational support.

Research in Autism Education: Current Issues and Future Directions

Research in Autism Education: Current Issues and Future Directions

Research in autism education: current issues and future directions
Brian A. Boyd Jessica R. Dykstra Steinbrenner Stephanie S. Reszka Abigail Carroll


For many children, schools are the setting in which they spend most of their waking hours and receive the skills necessary to realize their lifelong potential. In fact, early schooling experiences are pivotal to children's cognitive, language, and social development (NICHD Early Child Care Research Network [NICHD ECCRN], 2005). This is likely no exception for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as a great deal of the specialized educational and therapeutic services these children need to be ...

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