The move from the primary to the secondary stages of education brings with it many changes and presents demands for all students. For students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), this transition presents particular challenges due to the nature of their difficulties with social interaction, social communication and imagination. This paper will focus on the development and implementation of a programme designed to facilitate the transition of nine male students, all of whom had a diagnosis of ASD, moving from primary to secondary school. The impact of this programme, taking account of the views of these students, their parents and teachers, will be described. Implications for policy and practice and possible areas for future research will be considered.
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2009|
|Event||Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Annual Conference 2009 - Perth, United Kingdom|
Duration: 26 Nov 2009 → 28 Nov 2009
|Conference||Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Annual Conference 2009|
|Abbreviated title||SERA 2009|
|Period||26/11/09 → 28/11/09|
|Other||Improving Education - Choices and Chances|