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Brief Report: Social Characteristics of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Across Classroom Settings

Brief Report: Social Characteristics of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Across Classroom Settings

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Title: Brief Report: Social Characteristics of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Across Classroom Settings
Author: Lyons, Jennifer
Cappadocia, M. Catherine
Weiss, Jonathan A.
Abstract: Social Characteristics of Students with autism spectrum disorders
across Classroom Settings The current study examined
the differences in social characteristics between students with
autism spectrum disorders (ASD) primarily educated in full
inclusion and non full inclusion classrooms. One hundred and
forty six parents of children with ASD completed a questionnaire
regarding the social experiences of their child. Results
indicate that after controlling for severity of disability and
age, higher social competence was related to placement in full
inclusion classrooms. Regression analyses indicate that ASD
severity predicted social competence and quality of friendships,
and age and problem behaviour predicted the number of friends
outside school. Implications for future studies are discussed.
Subject: autism spectrum disorder
social development
friendships
classroom
Type: Article
Rights: Reprinted with permission from the Journal on Developmental Disabilities, year, vol. 17, no. 1, pages 77-82. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/33012
Published: Journal on Developmental Disabilities
Citation: Lyons, J., Cappadocia, M. C., & Weiss, J. A. (2011). Social characteristics of students with autism spectrum disorders across various classroom settings. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 17(1), 77-82.
Date: 2011

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