Knowledge in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) among Pre-School Teachers in Yemen
- pre-school teachers, knowledge, autism, Yemen
Preschool teachers are one of the key players in early childhood, and they have an essential role in the early detection and care of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This role is implicated by their identification of children’s early signs of ASD and the provision of professional resources to guide families for this. Therefore, the current study aimed to figure out what is the pre-school teacher’s knowledge about ASD. Besides, this study attempted to find out if there are any significant differences in preschool teacher’s knowledge about ASD in relation to their education level and teaching experience. A total of 300 preschool teachers from various region schools in Taiz City in Yemen responded to the study questionnaire to determine their level of knowledge about Autism. The data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and analysis of variance. The results indicated that preschool teachers had lower level of knowledge about the disorder. The findings also showed significant differences in the teachers’ knowledge about Autism, depending on their education level and teaching experience.
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TY - CONF AU - Sahar Mohammed Taresh AU - Nor Aniza Ahmad AU - Samsilah Roslan AU - Aini Marina Ma’rof PY - 2019/12 DA - 2019/12 TI - Knowledge in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) among Pre-School Teachers in Yemen BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Special Education (ICSE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 56 EP - 62 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://www.atlantis-press.com/article/125928883 ID - Taresh2019/12 ER -