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Preservice early childhood teachers’ sense of efficacy for teaching children with autism spectrum disorder
Teachers’ sense of efficacy refers to the beliefs held by teachers (pre-service and practicing) for completing the tasks associated with teaching. This belief is bound by the nature of tasks which includes, but is not limited to, the content, students, and context that frame teachers’ practice. In this investigation, the authors explored 25 pre-service early childhood teachers’ self-efficacy for teaching children with autism in inclusive settings as they participated in a course on the nature of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Participants reported changes in their perceptions of ASD and of children diagnosed with ASD and they attributed their change in understanding to lessons learned from course activities. In addition, participants’ self-efficacy for teaching and self-efficacy for teaching children diagnosed with ASD in inclusive settings increased over the course of the intervention.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2022
E-coaching Preschool Teachers to Use Simultaneous Prompting to Teach Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
In this study, researchers examine the impact of e-coaching (including a web-based professional development (PD) portal consisting of a learning module, self-monitoring, and video feedback) on preschool teachers’ use of a simultaneous prompting (SP) procedure and the effects of SP on teaching discrete skills to their students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The researchers also examine maintenance and generalization effects on teachers’ and students’ behaviors. Moreover, researchers investigate the social validity of the study. They use nested multiple probe designs across four preschool teacher and student dyads to evaluate the effects of the e-coaching intervention and the SP procedure, respectively, on teachers’ and students’ behaviors. E-coaching was effective in the acquisition, maintenance, and generalization of preschool teachers’ use of the SP procedure, and the SP procedure was effective in teaching discrete skills to students with ASD. Teachers had positive opinions about e-coaching and the SP procedure. Limitations and implications for future research are discussed.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2022
The author describes two special education schools in Tel Aviv, Israel, whose students are on the autistic spectrum, where the head of the induction team (the author) and the principals of the schools resolved to bolster the continuity between the theoretical college studies and the beginning teachers' work with the students on the ASD continuum. Instead of holding a general induction workshop in college that accompanied the trainee in his/her first steps in the schools, the arena was transferred to the school itself, thereby creating a partnership with the school, with the local authority, and with the policy makers. The workshops provided the teachers who teach this population with professional support and empowerment and met their specific needs.
Updated: Aug. 01, 2017
Individualized Clinical Coaching in the TLE TeachLivE Lab: Enhancing Fidelity of Implementation of System of Least Prompts Among Novice Teachers of Students With Autism
In this study, the authors examine the efficacy of individualized clinical coaching (ICC) of least-to-most prompting (also referred to as system-of-least prompts [SLP]) in the TLE TeachLivE™ simulationreality teaching and learning environment (TLE). Participants included six novice educators enrolled in a graduate special education course that focused on EBPs for teaching learners with autism.
Updated: Apr. 02, 2017
This paper aims to briefly describe an apprenticeship model of clinical supervision. This model may be well suited to preparing Speech–language pathologists (SLPs) to significantly contribute to school teams serving children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The article presents a case illustration of the use of this model within university graduate program. It briefly discusses implications for pre- and post-professional education and development.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2015
Training Teachers in Evidence-Based Practice for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Review of the Literature
This article reviews 23 studies, where researchers experimentally evaluated training for teachers of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Authors summarized qualitative information on study and participant characteristics. Next, variables related to teacher practice and student learning targets were categorized based on Odom, Collet-Klingenberg, Rogers, and Hatton’s list of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for individuals with ASD.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2015
Sustaining Evidence-Based Practices by Graduated Special Educators of Students With ASD: Creating a Community of Practice
In this article, the authors used multiple measures to evaluate whether special education graduates (a) remain in the field working with students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and (b) sustain effective practices. The findings reveal that all 12 graduates remain in the field. All continued to collect data for progress monitoring purposes and continue to use the EBPs identified by the National Professional Development Center (NPDC) on ASD with fidelity.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2015
Views From the Trenches: Teacher and Student Supports Needed for Full Inclusion of Students With ASD
This study seeks to determine the needs of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in fully inclusive settings as well as teachers’ needs in facilitating their students’ success. The study was translational in nature by focusing on the practice and daily experiences of teachers for informing professional development. Teachers highlighted the knowledge and skills teachers need for students with ASD to fully benefit from inclusive educational placements.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2015
Maximizing ESY Services: Teaching Pre-Service Teachers to Assess Communication Skills and Implement Picture Exchange With Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities
In this article, the authors supervised and trained pre-service teachers while conducting extended school year (ESY) services for pre-kindergarten and elementary students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD). One intervention, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS™), was taught to three pre-service teachers and staff who implemented PECS™ with four students who lacked functional communication skills.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2015
Knowledge and Attitudes of Early Childhood Preservice Teachers Regarding the Inclusion of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
The purpose of this study was to explore preservice teachers' knowledge and attitudes towards children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their inclusion in general education classrooms, especially in early childhood education. Results indicated preservice teachers lacked knowledge and held basic misconceptions about ASD and the needs of children with ASD in inclusive classrooms.
Updated: Jan. 23, 2013