13 July, 2020

A survey of strategies used to educate children with autism in the state of Goa

The study addresses various issues related to the education of children with autism and intellectual disability in Goa

Six special schools and four life skills resource rooms in the state of Goa were selected for this study. A total of 22 teachers were observed on a checklist (Checklist to Evaluate Programs for Children with Autism) created by the researchers to understand what autism-specific strategies were being used to educate children with autism. Through two questionnaires administered to heads of the schools and the teachers, the researchers surveyed what resources were available to teachers along with the barriers that prevented them from implementation.

A study by Giselle Lobo and Madhura Joshi, awardees of the Tata Trusts Research Fellowship 2019