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Implications of cultural diversity on developing social-communication skills

Perepa, P. (2016) Implications of cultural diversity on developing social-communication skills. Poster presented to: XI Autism-Europe International Congress, Edinburgh, 16-18 September 2016.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Abstract: Background: Autism is found across different cultures and yet there is little understanding of what the implications of culture are in developing social and communication skills in individuals on the spectrum. Rationale: This presentation is based on some of the existing literature and research on the subject and will explore how culture can influence preferences of the individuals and their family members and its implications for practitioners. Main points: The main points of the presentation will be exploring the cultural interpretations of characteristics associated with individuals with autism and its implication in selecting and developing appropriate social skills. Issues such as assessment and provision of services for multi-lingual children with autism will also be discussed. Conclusions: The current provision for people on the spectrum and their families coming from the non-dominant cultures is often lacking and with most countries in Europe becoming multicultural, it is important that measures are taken to improve the services to provide culturally appropriate support for individuals on the autism spectrum.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism, culture, social-communication skills
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC435 Psychiatry > RC553.A88 Autism spectrum disorders
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC3950 Exceptional children and youth. Special education > LC4801 Emotional and behavioral disorders
Creators: Perepa, Prithvi
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities > Special Education Needs and Inclusion
Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > Special Education Needs and Inclusion
Date: 18 September 2016
Date Type: Publication
Event Title: XI Autism-Europe International Congress
Event Dates: 16-18 September 2016
Event Location: Edinburgh
Event Type: Conference
Language: English
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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