Dissertations and Theses @ UNI


Open Access Thesis


Teachers of children with mental disabilities -- Training of -- Iowa; Autistic children -- Education -- Iowa; Children with autism spectrum disorders; Children with mental disabilities;


The number of students with autism is on the rise. The main treatment for children with autism is their education. It is essential that teachers are prepared to work with students with autism. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a teacher training workshop held by Area Education Agency 267. Fifty-one participants of the workshop training responded to a survey regarding their implementation of strategies learned, their understanding of the content and strategies learned, the change in their planning and delivery of instruction, and the impact on their students' achievement.

The study found that the training was successful. However, the specific factors that led to the success of the training could not be identified due to the low number of respondents. Future directions would include information from less biased sources, such as interviews, tests of knowledge regarding autism, evaluation of student progress, or observations.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Radhi H. Al-Mabuk


If you are the rightful copyright holder of this dissertation or thesis and wish to have it removed from the Open Access Collection, please submit a request to scholarworks@uni.edu and include clear identification of the work, preferably with URL.

Date Original


Object Description

1 PDF file (v, 78 pages)



File Format