What do students with Asperger syndrome or highfunctioning autism want at college and university? (in their own words)
Beardon, L, Martin, N and Woolsey, I (2009). What do students with Asperger syndrome or highfunctioning autism want at college and university? (in their own words). Good Autism Practice. 10 (2), pp. 35-43.
|Authors||Beardon, L, Martin, N and Woolsey, I|
Historically, there have been very few mid- or large-scale emancipatory studies in the United Kingdom (or elsewhere) which place the views of individuals with Asperger syndrome/high-functioning autism (AS/HFA) centre stage. Consequently, knowledge of best practice in further and higher education for learners with AS/HFA, which is directly informed by the student voice, remains limited. This study by staff at Sheffield Hallam University, explored the perceptions of 238 adults with AS/HFA about challenges and support at college and university. Difficulties relating to social interaction, the social environment, other people’s understanding of AS/HFA, and course structure and curriculum requirements were cited most frequently. Good practice suggestions are made arising from data providing evidence on which to base provision.
|Journal||Good Autism Practice|
|Journal citation||10 (2), pp. 35-43|
|Publisher||London South Bank University|
|01 Oct 2009|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||31 Jan 2017|
|Accepted||01 Sep 2009|
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