Hearing the voices of students with autism. What is the lived experience of students in an ASD class?

Abraham, Lucy (2017) Hearing the voices of students with autism. What is the lived experience of students in an ASD class? [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Abstract

The education of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been

subject to debate for a number of years, particularly following the international

commitment to inclusive education. In Ireland students with

ASD have access to a continuum of provision which affords them the opportunity

to attend a mainstream school, a special school or a special

class within a mainstream school. This study sought to obtain the voices

of students with ASD in order to gain a more in depth understanding of

their experiences in an ASD class within a mainstream school. Four students

with ASD took part in this qualitative study, sharing their experiences

through drawings, semi-structured interviews and photo-elicitation

interviews. Interpretive phenomenological analysis was used to examine

the data and the findings demonstrate their experiences are predominantly

positive, furthermore it became apparent the participants viewed the

school as a whole as having a positive influence on their experiences.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Gigg, Diane
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 13:57
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2017 18:18
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47971

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