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“An investigation into the behavioural differences children with autism display between the home and school environment: parents’ perspectives”

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dc.contributor.advisor Barry, Margot
dc.contributor.author Collins, Julianne
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-14T13:25:57Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-14T13:25:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3170
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Children with autism can have difficulty demonstrating appropriate behaviour as a result of their diagnosis, causing frustration to both themselves and their care-givers. Despite growing knowledge of behavioural difficulties associated with autism, relatively little is understood about how these behaviours transfer across settings. This study aimed to investigate whether parents identified a difference in their children’s’ behaviour between the school and home setting, and to explore potential variables reported. A questionnaire was drawn up to address the purpose of this study and completed by parents of children with autism. Results found that the higher proportion of participants (52%) believed their child behaved better in the school environment, 44% suggested their child behaved the same in both these environments and only 4% indicated behaviour to be better in the home environment. Variables including; parents’ marital status, child’s age of diagnosis, type of school and use of visual schedules are all examined. This study further highlights the importance of examining the client’s context as part of the occupational therapy process and understanding the client in his/her multiple environments both when assessing and providing interventions. Further research should take a qualitative form to gain a more comprehensive insight into the behaviour of these children across settings. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject autism en_US
dc.subject occupational therapy en_US
dc.subject home and school environment en_US
dc.subject behaviour en_US
dc.subject children en_US
dc.subject parents en_US
dc.title “An investigation into the behavioural differences children with autism display between the home and school environment: parents’ perspectives” en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.type.thesisType Taught


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