Supporting Educational Transitions

Using Digital Stories to facilitate autistic young people to have a voice in their transition to adulthood (Student Project)

Stephanie Lewis. Doctorate in Educational Psychology. The importance of eliciting the voices of young people and their participation within decision making on matters that affect their lives, is robustly supported within government guidelines and legislation. However, previous research suggests that due to perceived communication barriers, children and young people on the autism spectrum are frequently …

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Using creative methods to research and support autistic children in their transition to secondary school (Student Project)

Chloe East. PhD Psychology. Transitioning from primary to secondary school can be challenging for autistic children and their families. Issues with home/school communication, organisational challenges and concerns about bullying and friendships have all been found to be particularly stressful for the child and his or her family at this time.  Although research has identified some …

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Co-constructing a bespoke transition programme with a Further Education college for autistic students (Funded Project)

Sarah Parsons, Hilra Vinha, Joe Cunningham Transitions between stages of education are challenging for all children and young people but there is good evidence that such transitions can be especially difficult for students on the autism spectrum. Many students on the autism spectrum struggle with the transition from college to University, often due to experiences …

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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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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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