Autism Annotated Bibliography
Mainly applied in social sciences. • Quantitative research method-Mainly involves models, hypotheses and theories and collection of data and analyzing it. This kind of research method mainly deals with numerical analysis. • Mixed method- This is an advanced methodology which incorporates both quantitative and qualitative research method. Especially applied when the problem needs a deeper argument or analysis. Data was collected from 36 students in 12 secondary school in North-west of England and a theoretical frame work was developed to determine how pupils utilized the social support and their responses to bullying. It was reported that many students ran to school staff, friends and family members when they could not handle the deleterious act any more. This though was determined by how the students perceived and the influence these support had on them.
This study tries to bring into attention the humiliations pupils with Autism disorder undergo in trying to settle in the mainstream institutions due to the inclusion education the government is trying to implement without having efficiently studied the subject and analyzed it and applying the proper mechanisms and structures so that the pupils with this disorder do not feel ‘abnormal’ in the ‘normal’ schools. ii) Lin. In this study, 17 parent of autistic children were recruited from psychiatric outpatient clinic in Northern Taiwan and interviews were conducted while the parents were waiting for the national day care arrangements. Results were collected from interviews and observations. The parents of the children described nine coping mechanism which were fell into 3 main categories which included adjusting to self change, coming up with treatment strategies for the autistic child and looking for support.
The results of this study could be applied by medical practitioners in helping parents know whether they are using the correct coping mechanisms and also suggesting concrete strategies that could be applied by parents with autistic children especially in the initial stages of a child being diagnosed with autism and the emotional changes that come thereafter. Therefore, medical practitioners in the child psychiatry are called upon to become the social support network of parents with autistic children. ii) Chen, L, S. , Xu, L. , Huang. T. y and Dhar. The health care providers play a very important role in carrying out these tests and also educating parents, however, they should be educated on being sensitive in responding to the needs of parents with autistic children and also the government trying to figure out a way of subsiding the testing cost and bringing the testing machines together with qualified medical professional to the interior parts of the country so that every citizen is able to access the autism genetic testing and interventions made where possible.
iii) Mixed methods research. i) Bayat. M, (2007) Evidence of resilience in families of children with autism. Journal of intellectual disability Research. There have been various studies on how families get along with autistic children. This paper however tries to examine how families cope with autism over time. This paper presents the results of longitudinal research of parenting in a case of autistic children over a period of approximately a decade. Ethnographic methods were used in this study where in depth interviews and participant observation sample population was taken, 28 parents, (19 mothers, 9 fathers) of autistic children. The interview instrument include questions based on the medical history of the child, parents’ perception of a sick child, how the autistic child had changed the parent’s being, family social activities and finally the strategies the parents used in trying to cope with life after the diagnosis of an autistic case in the family and what the parents expected in the future.
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