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Parent Perceptions of Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in South Korea

  • Author / Creator
    Shin, Dong-In
  • Using an online survey, this study investigated when South Korean parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) recognize their child’s first symptoms of ASD, receive a diagnosis and begin intervention, as well as parents’ perceptions and needs for early intervention. One hundred and sixteen parents completed the online survey. Findings revealed that South Korean parents have a high level of recognition of the need for identification and early intervention. On average, parents recognized their child’s symptoms of ASD at a median age of 29 months; received diagnosis at 43.3 months; and began intervention at 39.7 months. In contrast to Western reports, 25.9% parents received intervention prior to diagnosis. Implications for South Korea in regard to services for young children with ASD are presented.

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  • Graduation date
    2013-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Education
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3012Z
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Educational Psychology
  • Specialization
    • Special Education
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Smith, Veronica (Special Education)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • George, Buck (Special Education)
    • Magill-Evans, Joyce (Occupational Therapy)