Student Project

How do schools and stakeholders take in the viewpoints and opinions of pupils with autism, and how do the schools respond to them? (Student Project)

Ankita Gurung. Masters in Education. I am Ankita Gurung currently studying a Masters in Education at the University of Southampton. For my final project I am exploring how schools understand the views of pupils on the autism spectrum about their educational experiences, with the supervision of Sarah Parsons. In 2015, the Department for Education / …

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Exploring transitions and resourced provision for children with Autism in a mainstream school: pupil and teacher perspectives. (Student Project)

Amber Warren. BSc Education and Psychology. My name is Amber Warren and I am currently carrying out my dissertation for my degree in BSc Education and Psychology titled ‘Exploring transitions and resourced provision for children with Autism in a mainstream school: pupil and teacher perspectives.’ This project aims to find out what children with autism …

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To what extent does an autistic child’s behaviour differ between school and home? Children, teacher and parents’ perspectives. (Student Project)

Ciara Boys. BSc Education and Psychology. I’m Ciara Boys, and I’m currently in my 3rd year studying BSc Education and Psychology at the University of Southampton. My dissertation is titled ‘To what extent does an autistic child’s behaviour differ between school and home? Children, teacher and parents’ perspectives’. From research and practice, we know that …

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The Participation of Children with Autism in Decision-Making: A Case Study of One School (Student Project)

Chantelle Zilli. Doctorate in Educational Psychology. Research has highlighted the importance of increasing the participation of children with autism in decision-making about school experiences, however there is little research on the practices that might help school staff to do this. This is a timely and relevant gap to address because there is more emphasis in …

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Managing Educational Transition for Students with Autism from Preschool to Primary Education (Student Project)

Sarah Galea. MSc Education Management and Leadership. I am Sarah Galea, a student at the University of Southampton studying a Masters degree in Education Management and Leadership. In partial fulfilment of the course, I am carrying out a dissertation titled, ‘Managing educational transition for students with autism from pre-school to primary education’, supervised by Professor …

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The voices and experiences of children with autism, and their families, in their transitions from nursery to primary school (Student Project)

Felix Perkes. BSc Psychology.  I am Felix Perkes, a third year student studying for a BSc in Psychology at the University of Southampton; during my studies I have developed a strong interest in autism, building on my previous curiosity. Studies have indicated that there is a lack of focus on the views of young persons …

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Exploring the experiences of primary to secondary transition for children with Autism – student, teacher & parental perspectives (Student Project)

Keri Hoy. BSc Education and Psychology. I’m Keri Hoy, I am currently in my final year of a BSc Education and Psychology. As part of my course, I am carrying out a dissertation titled ‘exploring the experiences of primary to secondary transition for children with Autism – student, teacher & parental perspectives’ This is a …

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Exploring the Experiences of Transitions from Nursery to Primary School from the Perspectives of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Student Project)

Jessica Baker. BSc Education and Psychology. I am Jessica Baker, a student at the University of Southampton studying BSc in Education and Psychology. For my final project I am carrying out a dissertation based on the transition processes of children with autism from preschool to primary school, currently being supervised by Professor Sarah Parsons. There …

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How Do Children on the Autism Spectrum Experience Transitions in Primary School? (Student project)

Ellie White. BSc Psychology. In recent years research has begun to focus on how children with autism experience transitions, such as between classes and year groups. Transitions such as these are an important part of primary school, yet there is an overwhelming gap in research on transitions in this time period. That is, the majority …

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Investigating the numbers of Children in Care with Autism (Student Project)

Tracey Emery. BSc (Hons) Psychology, MBPsS. This project will analyse the results of an enquiry made under the freedom of information act by a parent regarding the number of children in care with a diagnosis of autism. This is a key area of research since this investigation has suggested that children in this population may …

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