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American Journal of Educational Research. 2019, 7(1), 19-23
DOI: 10.12691/education-7-1-4
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Assessment of Basic Factors of Current Classes for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Vietnam

Nguyen Nu Tam An1,

1Faculty of Special Education, Hanoi National University of Education, Hanoi, Vietnam

Pub. Date: January 09, 2019

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Nguyen Nu Tam An. Assessment of Basic Factors of Current Classes for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Vietnam. American Journal of Educational Research. 2019; 7(1):19-23. doi: 10.12691/education-7-1-4

Abstract

The models of classes for children with autism spectrum disorders have been developed in Vietnam for almost 20 years with a recent rapid growth in quantity. However, there has yet been a lack of specific orientations and regulations on the basic factors of classes suitable for children with autism spectrum disorders; therefore, those classes have been directed rather freely with numerous issues to discuss. In this research, we have surveyed 71 individuals including teachers and personnel making direct interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders. The survey tools included 52 items in respect of the four main factors: classroom material environment, organization of daily intervention activities, instructions for children's task accomplishment, and in-class communications. The basic factors of classes for children with ASD in Vietnam have been initially established. Apart from the factor of communications with fair progress made, other factors including material environment, organization of daily activities and instructions for task accomplishments are still undergoing multiple restraints. Based on the survey results, this research suggests fundamental strategies to enhance the factors of current classes for children with autism spectrum disorders in Vietnam.

Keywords:
autism spectrum disorders models of class basic factors classroom material environment organization of daily intervention activities instructions for children's task accomplishment and in-class communications

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