A Descriptive Analysis of Middle School Students’ Conceptions of Autism

@article{Campbell2011ADA,
  title={A Descriptive Analysis of Middle School Students’ Conceptions of Autism},
  author={Jonathan M. Campbell and Jane F. Morton and Kathryn Roulston and Brian Barger},
  journal={Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities},
  year={2011},
  volume={23},
  pages={377-397}
}
The purpose of this study is to document the content and accuracy of middle school students’ spontaneously generated definitions of autism in order to inform future peer education interventions. Authors evaluated 450 middle school students’ written definitions of autism for accuracy and content. Most students (n = 321; 71.3%) provided accurate definitions of autism; the remaining definitions consisted of (a) a combination of accurate and inaccurate information (n = 45; 10.0%), (b) reporting… CONTINUE READING

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