Kindergarten teachers and Asperger syndrome: what do teachers know?
Asperger Syndrome (AS) is a disability that is growing in numbers. Teachers are likely to have a student with this disability in their classroom during their career. Kindergarten is the often the first structured school experience and is a crucial year for children. Much research has been done on AS however, teachers' knowledge of AS has not been fully researched. This study seeks to determine what kindergarten teachers know about AS. The findings come from a survey distributed to kindergarten teachers in a large suburban school district. The survey results were analyzed to determine what kindergarten teachers know. The results indicate that teachers have a moderate knowledge of AS but do not feel confident in their knowledge and feel they need more training.
Anderson, Sara L., "Kindergarten teachers and Asperger syndrome: what do teachers know?" (2007). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 697.