Autistic Adult Perspectives on ABA and Son-Rise – please help

University of Strathclyde
University of Strathclyde

Introduction: My name is Owen McGill, I am a Masters in Autism postgraduate student at the University of Strathclyde under academic supervision of Chief Investigator Dr Anna Robinson. I am conducting a study on the reflective accounts of autistic adults who have undergone an Intensive Individualised Intervention (III) in childhood. I am interested in the experiences of certain interventions such as Applied Behavioural Analysis and Son-rise from the perspective of individuals with autism who have undergone these methods.

What is the purpose of this investigation? The research study seeks to understand experiences of Intensive Individualised Intervention, through an exploration of the reflective accounts of autistic adults who have undergone an early III, such as Applied Behavioural Analysis or Son-Rise. This study will seek to conceptualise these reflections against research outcomes to fully understand any similarities and differences between the evidence-based literature and autistic accounts as recipients of these methods.

Do you have to take part? Participation is entirely voluntary, as you do not have to take part. If you begin the process and wish to withdraw you are free to at any point and any data collected will not be used in the study. All data collected will be kept safely and only data submitted will be used for analysis.

What will you do in the project? You will opt for either or both an online questionnaire, which should take no longer than 40 minutes or an interview via Skype for up to 45 minutes. The questions will ask your personal reflections of the Intensive Individualised Interventions.

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