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.
Date of Award
Specialist in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Radhi H. Al-Mabuk
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©2011 Erin Marie Torruella
Torruella, Erin Marie, "Effective professional development for teachers of students with autism" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 485.