Source: Teacher Education and Special Education, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p119-132, (May 2011).
In this study, the authors explored training received by teachers of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in one southern state.
Ninety teachers reported training received via an online version of the Autism Treatment Survey.
The most common type of training reported was attendance at a full- or half-day workshop; fewer than 15% reported receiving training from teacher preparation programs at colleges or universities.
The types of training received did not predict the use of evidence-based practices.
Individual factors related to training were not significant for education level, years of teaching students with ASD, and type of class (i.e., general or special education).