Enhancing the Well-Being of Students on the Autism Spectrum: Learning from Students, Parents, and Teachers, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Enhancing the Well-Being of Students on the Autism Spectrum

Learning from Students, Parents, and Teachers, 1st Edition

By Joanne Danker

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208 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Description

The importance of enhancing students’ well-being is recognised around the world, yet the well-being of autistic students remains largely unexplored. With the increasing enrolment of autistic students in mainstream schools, it is imperative to develop a comprehensive understanding of the well-being of autistic students to facilitate their sense of well-being in school.

Enhancing the Well-Being of Students on the Autism Spectrum offers an in-depth understanding of the well-being of students on the autism spectrum using the innovative research methodology, Photovoice. Throughout the text, the author incorporates photographs taken by students on the autism spectrum, as well as interviews with the students, their teachers, and parents, to bring the authentic experiences of these students to the fore. The book also covers:

  • An overview of the well-being of autistic students;
  • Barriers to the well-being of autistic students and ways to overcome them;
  • Protective factors of the well-being of autistic students and ways to develop these within the school context.

This book is a necessary companion for postgraduate students in the field of education and special education, practitioners within the school context, and researchers interested in the area of autism spectrum condition or student well-being.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Acknowledgements

Section 1: Setting the Context

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Autism Spectrum Disorder or Autism Spectrum Condition

Chapter 3: Giving a Voice to Autistic Students in Research Through Photovoice

Chapter 4: Research Study Underpinning this Book

Section 2: What Makes Up Student Well-Being

Chapter 5: Positive Emotions

Chapter 6: Negative Emotions

Chapter 7: Engagement

Chapter 8: Relationships

Chapter 9: Accomplishment

Section 3: Barriers to Student Well-Being

Chapter 10: Barriers associated with Developing Relationships

Chapter 11: Environmental Barriers

Chapter 12: Barriers associated with Autism Spectrum Condition

Chapter 13: Barriers associated with Learning

Section 4: Barriers to Student Well-Being

Chapter 14: Internal Protective Factors

Chapter 15: External Protective Factors

Section 5: Moving Forward

Chapter 16: Conclusions and Recommendations

About the Author

Joanne Danker is a lecturer in Special Education at the University of New South Wales. Prior to her work at UNSW, Joanne was a mainstream primary school teacher and has taught students with various disabilities. Her research interests include the well-being of students with developmental disabilities, and participatory research approaches.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General