Within this Chapter the reader will be able to have a detailed understanding of the process of the research. Through my qualitative descriptive approach, I will be able to focus on how to support children in the classroom through the experience of my participants. The way I plan on collecting data is by conducting visits in three different
I wanted to research the differences between typical brains and people with autism spectrum disorder brains. I wanted to research this topic because I learned a lot of symptoms of autism but I was clueless about what it was doing to the brain. This topic relates to both books, The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin, and The Teenage Brain by Frances Jensen. My topic related to these topics because in Temple Grandin's book it talked about the strengths and weaknesses of people with autism and how to counteract those weaknesses and make them into strengths. In Frances Jensen´s book, it talked about how the brain worked, how information was sent between synapses from different parts of the brain to communicate what was happening. Although autism
When performing research on children we need a basic understanding of how the child communicates and thinks, this can relate to a number of things such as memory, conceptual development and language development (Mutch, 2013). Research with children needs to be sensitive to their stages of development, ethically justified, allow modifications of research methods, environment, and tools (Mutch, 2013). Educational researchers have a duty in relation to the principle of harmful effects and unintended consequences, to ensure unnecessary harm and anxiety is avoided (New Zealand Association for Research in Education, 2010). The principle of confidentiality needs to be obliged, this is an important aspect in regards to educational research, any confidential information leaked may result in breach of the law (New Zealand Association for Research in Education, 2010). When doing educational research, research participants need to be advised of the principle informed consent, this involves informing parents of the purpose, conduct, what is involved and allowing parents to withdraw their child at any time (Mutch, 2013).
1) explain why it is important to recognise that each individual on the autistic spectrum has their own individual abilities, needs, strengths, preferences and interests
Cody is an eight-year-old boy diagnosed with autism. Cody tends to perseverant on things that are dangerous. He often verbalizes “glass is dangerous, it cuts your eye, call 211, go to the hospital.” Cody also tends to stare off into space and is socially inappropriate.
It is important that when Observing and recording you of selecting the appropriate method to suit desired aim of the observation it. We do observations to help look at the different areas of development i.e. physical, intellectual, emotional, and social.
In accordance to the ethical guidelines written by The British Education Research Association (BERA, 2011), the names of the children and school, where used, have been changed in order to maintain confidentiality and anonymity. KU 1.2/KU 1.5
It is estimated that one in every sixty eight children will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (CDC, 2014). In schools around the country these students are struggling in their classroom environment due to deficits in three areas; communication skills, social skills, and repetitive behaviors or interest (Marder & Fraser, 2012). Implementing the use of technology in the classroom like iPad, iPod, android tablets, e-readers, and computers is beneficial to students with autism spectrum disorder. It can increase communication skills, can help make their classroom experience more pleasant, and it gives them the best chance at success.
The child that I chose to do my discussion over is a 15-year-old boy with autism. He was the first one that I connected with my first day at Boshears. He is non-verbal, but can mimic words that he hears; when I was helping him brush his teeth, he kept saying, “Brush my teeth,” and once we were finished he was saying, “Good job.” All the times that I have been with him, he shows me a very sweet side, but the teacher and aides were telling me that he can get kind of violent and throw chairs and stuff around the room. He listens and understands what I tell him or ask him to do, and if he wants something and doesn’t know how to ask, he will take you to what he wants and put your hand on whatever it may be. He loves ranch, so at lunch on the first
For the Autism Clinic observation, I went on March 9, 2016 at 3:00 PM. I observed the child named Ryden. I was observing the child and the professionals working with the children, and the environment from the pool area.
The term 'autism' covers a wide spectrum of conditions that are related in that it refers to a neurological condition that affects developmental abilities. People with this disorder normally exhibit difficulty in communicating and interacting with others as well as displaying uncommon behavioral patterns, interests or activities. This wide spectrum of conditions make the treatments for autism very challenging.
Prior to the conduction of this study, the researcher sought the approval of the Institutional Review Board with the Protection of Human Subjects in research. The researcher completed re-certification with the Institutional Review Board training on May 29, 2014 (See Appendix C). The researcher provided IRB with information such as research protocol, interview protocol, Demographic Questionnaire, researcher’s background information, consent form, and investigator’s assurance. Upon IRB approval, the research contacted the contacted the Superintendent of each school district for their permission to conduct the study in their districts. Next the principals of the schools were contacted for their permission to interview teachers in their building. At this point, the research was able to contact the participants for an interview. The Principals, after permission was given for the study, were asked to provide the participants e-mail addresses and phone numbers.
Autism is a disorder that has to do with developmental issues that lead to communication and interaction impairments.Fifty years ago people would be clueless as to how to help people with Autism, fortunately medical technology has improved greatly since then and we are much more successful at understanding and treating Autism. Although a cure has not been found for Autism yet scientists are still working 24/7 to make this happen. In the meanwhile, it would greatly benefit us all to have some essential information about it so that if one ever does come to meet a person with Autism he or she can be respectful and helpful. Autism Spectrum Disorders are difficult to live with and around but with proper knowledge of the neurological disorder life can be made easier for everyone.
Autism is a fairly new diagnosis in the healthcare industry. A rapidly growing number of children are being diagnosed annually. There have been many rumors about how children are developing autism, and many treatment options are being attempted. There is currently no cure for this condition.
The author proposes to evaluate the “effects of delivering academic instruction through an iPad versus traditional materials (paper, pencil and flashcards) on the occurrence of challenging and academic engagement behavior for children with ASD (autism spectrum disorder)” (2013, p. 510).