Preparing Teachers and Paraeducators for the Successful Inclusion of Autistic Children (ASD PREP)
The purpose of the ASD PREP study is to identify which evidence-based practices (EBPs) and strategies teachers and paraeducators use to more meaningfully include and retain autistic children in general education settings. It is not clear which EBPs, if any, general and special education teachers and paraeducators are commonly trained to use or whether they consistently use those EBPs to support inclusion of autistic students. School-wide professional development and training efforts are not as optimally effective because a number of individual and organizational barriers often inhibit EBP use. It’s imperative that we understand the mechanisms through which these factors affect teachers’ and paraeducators’ EBP use to identify targeted implementation strategies that work to ensure inclusion is both productive for autistic children and non-disruptive for the general education classroom as a whole.
Currently recruiting General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers and Paraeducators who work with autistic students.
There are 3 phases of this project, including:
- Phase 1: provide feedback on EBP use via a brief online survey (15 mins) and follow-up phone interview (30 mins)
- Phase 2: provide feedback on EBP use, organizational characteristics, and student outcomes via an online survey (45-60 mins)
- Phase 3: provide feedback on EBP use and individual and organizational factors that impact EBP use via phone interview (45-60 mins)
We are now in Phases 2 and 3 of this project, which include the following activities:
For Phase 2: Participants will provide feedback on their EBP use via an online survey (~45 minutes). Some participants in Phase 2 also will be invited to participate in Phase 3. You will receive a $60 gift card as a thank you for your time and feedback.
For Phase 3: Participants will provide feedback on EBP use and individual and organizational factors that impact EBP use via a 45-60 minute phone/Zoom interview. You will receive a $40 gift card as a thank you for your time and feedback.
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