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Posted Mar 04, 2003 at 4:30:14 AM
Subject: Can you please help me by answering some survey questions?

Hello, I am a college student in California. In one of my classes I am doing a dissertation. Sense I have a brother that has been diagnosed with autism, my dissertation is titled "County or Public Schools, Which Provides The Most Effective Methods For Teaching People With Autism?" I am comparing county and public schools. I am asking if there is anyone that is willing to answer a survey for me? There is one survey for teachers and another for parents of autistic children. If you are willing to answer the survey, just answer the questions for whichever survey applies to you and e-mail it to SPratt4033@aol.com. If you can give me your first name it would be greatly appreaciated. Thank you for your time and consideration.

For teachers

1. Do you teach county or public classes?

( )County ( )Public

2. What grade do you teach?

( )Elementary ( )Middle school ( )High school

3. How long have you been teaching?

( )Under 5 years ( )Under 10 years ( )Under 15 years ( )Over 15 years

4. On a scale of one to ten, with ten being the highest and one being the lowest, how would you rate the public schools procedures and classes for teaching disabled/ autistic students? ( )

5. On a scale of one to ten, with ten being the highest and one being the lowest, how would you rate the county schools procedures and classes for teaching disabled/ autistic students? ( )

6. Do the courses you teach cover social skills and life skills?

( )Yes ( )Somewhat ( )DonŐt know ( )No

7. Have you noticed an increase in the number of autistic students in the school?

( )A large increase ( )A small increase ( )HavenŐt noticed ( )Unsure ( )No increase

8. For those students that go into mainstream high school, does there appear to be any improvement in the student afterward?

( )Major improvement ( ) Little improvement ( ) Unsure ( ) Inapplicable ( ) No improvement

9. For those students that go into county school or classes, does there appear to be any improvement in the student afterward?

( )Major improvement ( ) Little improvement ( ) Unsure ( ) Inapplicable
( ) No improvement

10. What kind of improvements should be made in the educational standards or practices concerning disabled and autistic students in public schools?


11. What kind of improvements should be made in the educational standards or practices concerning disabled and autistic students in county schools and classes?


12. What do you find to be the most common problems teachers face in trying to educate autistic students?

13. How many autistic students participate in any other teaching programs inside or outside the school?

( )Most students ( )Some students ( )Unsure ( )Unknown ( )None

14. If students participate in other programs, what are those programs?

15. Have you noticed any improvement in the students since they started the program?

( )Major improvement ( )Little improvement ( )Unsure ( )Inapplicable
( )No improvement

16. Which do you consider to have the most effective teaching methods for disabled and autistic students?

( )County ( )Public ( )Unsure

17. If you were the parent of an autistic child, where would you rather have him/her go to school?

( )County ( )Public ( )Unsure
( )Start out in county and after a while move him/her into public school.

For parents of autistic children.

1. Does your child go to county or public school?

( )County ( ) Public

2. What grade level is your child in?

( )Elementary ( )Middle school ( )High school

3. On a scale of one to ten, with ten being the highest and one being the lowest, how would you rate the public schools procedures and classes for teaching disabled/ autistic students? ( )

4. On a scale of one to ten, with ten being the highest and one being the lowest, how would you rate the county schools procedures and classes for teaching disabled/ autistic students? ( )

5. The public schools teach the autistic children social and life skills that they need to know better than the county skills?

( )Totally agree ( )Somewhat Agree ( )Neutral
( )Somewhat Disagree ( )Totally disagree

6. For those students that go into mainstream high school, does there appear to be any improvement in the student afterward?

( )Major improvement ( ) Little improvement ( ) Unsure ( ) Inapplicable
( ) No improvement

7. For those students that go into county school or classes, does there appear to be any improvement in the student afterward?

( )Major improvement ( ) Little improvement ( ) Unsure ( ) Inapplicable
( ) No improvement

8. What kind of improvements should be made in the educational standards or practices concerning disabled and autistic students in public schools?

9. What kind of improvements should be made in the educational standards or practices concerning disabled and autistic students in county schools and classes?


10. Does your child participate in any other teaching programs inside or outside the school?

( )Yes ( )No

11. If students participate in other programs, what are those programs?

12. Have you noticed any improvement in school performance since the child has been taking the program?

( )Major improvement ( )Little improvement ( )Unsure ( )Inapplicable
( )No improvement

13. Which do you consider to have the most effective teaching methods for disabled and autistic students?

( )County ( )Public ( )Unsure

14. Where would you rather have your child go to school?

( )County ( )Public ( )Unsure

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Anonymous
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I can apprieciate your quizz but are you aware that those of us with Learning Disabilities are not in the classification of pervasive Development disorders. I am a Canadian who struggles with a Learning Disability although I have great empathy and an education to aid persons with Developmental Delay this dose not include those of us with Learning Disabilities. I can understand you're confusion though as those of us with Learning Disabilities are of average to above average intellagence, our problem is in the processing of information. It seem a dis-sevice that we are doing to both side of the coin because as the new term that is being banttered about is the term Globally Learning Disabled this for those individuals who fall in to the category of the 2 standard devation point below the norm on the I.Q. scale 70 that being for developmental delay.
The best way to maybe to remmber what the difference between Learning Disabilities and Developmental Delay (which includes Autism ) is that those with L.D. think in olympic circles and those with developmental delay think in a circle. Both have their unique difficulties but those of use with L.D. have the overabundance of convoluted thinking (we are the creative thinkers such as Michealangelo , Henry Winkle, Albert Enstine , Winston Churchill and such ).
Good Luck on Your servey but you may have hit in to the wrong page
Bonnie

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Anonymous
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Sorry, a bit of confusion here regarding "public" vs. "county" schools. Do you mean public vs. private or parochial schools? In the five different states that I've lived in, the public schools are run by the county. It might also provide broader spectrum to your research if you were to include input from "functional" autistics themselves.
kindest regards,
John

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