Document Type

Special Project

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education

Department

Professional Studies

Major

Special Education

First Advisor

Jane Leatherman, PhD, Chair

Committee Members

Jane Leatherman, PhD, Chair, Rama Cousik, PhD, Jeong-il Cho, PhD

Date of Award

Spring 5-9-2018

Abstract

Abstract

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is becoming more prevalent in our society. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism. Schools are seeing more students identified with ASD enrolled in the general education setting. This has become a challenge for teachers who are not prepared to differentiate instruction for a student with ASD in the least restrictive environment (LRE) of the general education classroom.

The purpose of this phenomenological study, using a mixed-methods survey, is to explore licensed teachers’ awareness of academic and behavior evidence-based practice (EBP) and if these practices are implemented in their classroom for students with ASD.

Keywords

evidence-based practice, autism spectrum disorder

Disciplines

Special Education and Teaching

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