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Asking the teachers: A Delphi study on the selection of skills and behaviours for an assessment of barriers to learning for pupils on the autism spectrum with intellectual disabilities

Howell, Melanie, Bradshaw, Jill, Langdon, Peter E. (2020) Asking the teachers: A Delphi study on the selection of skills and behaviours for an assessment of barriers to learning for pupils on the autism spectrum with intellectual disabilities. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, . ISSN 1354-4187. (doi:10.1111/bld.12350) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:83822)

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Abstract

Background: This study outlines how a modified Delphi procedure was used with special educational needs teachers to select skills and behaviours for inclusion in the Assessment of Barriers to Learning in Education‐Autism (ABLE‐Autism). The ABLE‐Autism is a new teacher assessment to show progress in barriers to learning for pupils on the autism spectrum with coexisting intellectual disabilities in special schools. The research aim was to select items for inclusion in the assessment based on teacher ratings of relevance, comprehensibility and comprehensiveness.

Results: In the first round, 56 items met the criteria for inclusion and were retained. Thirty items were amended, and, after three items were amalgamated with other items, 27 amended items were included in the second round. After the second round, 14 additional items met the threshold to be included in the final assessment.

Conclusions: After both rounds, 70 items were endorsed by teachers and included in the ABLE‐Autism. The input of special needs teachers provided initial face and content validity for the new outcome measure.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/bld.12350
Uncontrolled keywords: autism, education, intellectual disability, learning (intellectual) disabilities, special educational, needs/disabilities
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Paul Crame
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2020 10:16 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/83822 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Langdon, Peter E.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7745-1825
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