What if you're really different? Case studies of children with high functioning autism participating in the Get REAL programme who had atypical learning trajectories.
Kemp, Steven, Petriwskyj, Anne, Shakespeare-Finch, Jane E., & Thorpe, Karen J. (2013) What if you're really different? Case studies of children with high functioning autism participating in the Get REAL programme who had atypical learning trajectories. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 28(1), pp. 91-108.
Evaluation of the Get REAL programme in an inclusive primary school setting has indicated its effectiveness in promoting pro-social behaviour for children with high functioning Autism. However, two children with co-morbid diagnoses and complex personal circumstances showed less consistent improvements. In order to explain their unique trajectories, not readily derived from quantitative studies, an exploratory case study approach was used to examine contextual influences on patterns of progress. Multiple data sources included coded video footage from the Get REAL programme, school reports on conduct, and parents and classroom teacher reports using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. While results provide support for the efficacy of the Get REAL programme for the two children, they also highlight the value of co-ordinated strategies and collaborative individualised approaches in more complex cases. This paper outlines the Get REAL intervention and a range of other school and support agency strategies impacting progress.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||co-morbidity, experiential learning, high functioning autism, ASD, group social skills, behaviour|
|ISSN:||1469-591X (online) 0885-6257 (print)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
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|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Taylor & Francis|
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|Deposited On:||22 Jan 2013 22:45|
|Last Modified:||18 Sep 2013 05:43|
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