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EXPLORING TEACHERS’ ROLES AND CHALLENGES IN DEVELOPING LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD)

Raja Abdullah, Tengku Nornabila and Md Arshad, Syimarmasni and Abd Karim, Aishah Hanim (2018) EXPLORING TEACHERS’ ROLES AND CHALLENGES IN DEVELOPING LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD). In: Seminar Kebangsaan Majlis Dekan Pendidikan Universiti Awam 2018, 7 & 8 November 2018, Kuala Terengganu.

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Abstract

Malaysia is one of the countries that provides education to all children including special needs children. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are categorized under children with special needs because they are lacking in socializing, language and communication skills, and also involving both behavioural and cognitive problems. This study focuses on the roles of teachers and their challenges in helping autistic children to develop their language and communication skills. It is a qualitative study that uses purposive sampling method and applies semi-structured interview to collect data from six teachers who have had experiences in dealing with autistic children. Findings of this study discusses the roles of teachers such as cooperating with parents, children and other teachers; conducting observation and assessment; and managing children’s behavioural, cognitive and environmental problems. Based on the findings and discussions, it was shown that teachers who worked with ASD children possessed double crucial roles and challenges in order to support these children in their language and communication development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: 79073/8322
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism; Communication; Language Development; Special Needs Children; Teachers’ Role.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1101 Child study > LB1131 Physical development
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1390 Education of special classes of persons
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling
Depositing User: Mrs. Siti Nor Md idris
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2020 15:19
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2020 15:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/79073

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