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From my perspective - Perceived participation in mainstream schools in students with autism spectrum conditions
Jonköping University.
Jonköping University.
Jonköping University.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Rehabilitation Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in Central Östergötland, Habilitation in Central County.
2012 (English)In: Developmental Neurorehabilitation, ISSN 1751-8423, Vol. 15, no 3, 191-201 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: To examine perceived participation in students with ASC and their classmates in mainstream schools and to investigate correlations between activities the students wanted to do and actually participated in. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethods: Twenty-two students with ASC and their 382 classmates responded to a 46-item questionnaire regarding perceived participation in mainstream schools. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanResults: On 57% of the items, students with ASC perceived lower participation than their classmates. These results emphasize the importance of knowledge about students perceived participation. However, positive correlations between what the students wanted to do and actually did indicate that students with ASC may be participating to the extent that they wanted. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusion: Students with ASC perceived lower overall participation in mainstream school than their classmates. The correlations between "I want to" and "I do" statements in students with ASC indicated that aspects of autonomy are important to incorporate when studying, and interpreting, self-rated participation in mainstream schools.

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Informa Healthcare , 2012. Vol. 15, no 3, 191-201 p.
Keyword [en]
education, elementary school, inclusion, integration, survey
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-78286DOI: 10.3109/17518423.2012.671382ISI: 000304094500004OAI: diva2:531811

Funding Agencies|Department of Education, Municipality Council of Norrkoping, Sweden||Swedish Inheritance Fund||Sunnerdahls Foundation||Sven Jerring Foundation||Clas Groschinskys Foundation||

Available from: 2012-06-08 Created: 2012-06-08 Last updated: 2013-01-07

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