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The current practices and challenges of a community based early intervention centre for ASD children in Malaysia

Abdul Alim Sidique, Faizanah and Khalid, Madihah and Abd Karim, Aishah Hanim and Abd. Hamid, Siti Rafiah and Sidek, Shahrul Na'im and Dzulkarnain, Ahmad Aidil Arafat and Md. Yusof, Hazlina (2022) The current practices and challenges of a community based early intervention centre for ASD children in Malaysia. Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 11 (8). pp. 97-108. ISSN 1927-2677 E-ISSN 1927-2685

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In Malaysia, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) play important roles in establishing community-based early intervention programmes for children with autism spectrum disorder. However, there are limited understanding of how the intervention programmes may be used in community-based settings. This paper aims to explore the practices and challenges faced by the community-based intervention centres in Malaysia. A principal, 6 teachers, and a therapist from IDEAS Autism Centre were selected as participants in this study through purposive sampling. Five main themes were identified through thematic analysis: [1] Admission Requirement, [2] Teacher’s Role, [3] Current Intervention Program, [4] Objectives and [5] Challenges. The results reveal that their curricula were self-designed through adaptation. This study provides a base to improve the community-based early intervention programmes.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: autism spectrum disorder, community-based, intervention, practices, challenges
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050.9 Educational psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Aishah Hanim Abd Karim
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2022 12:45
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2023 09:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/101065

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