: intervenção em crianças com PEA : estudo de caso

  • Nádia Catarina Ferreira Cardoso (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Embarking upon our personal and professional experience related to special education, this study emerges as an approach to address the specific educational responses for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder within the educational context that they attend. The context analysis was the regular school room in conjunction with the Unit Structured Teaching for the Education of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder frequented by children who are the subject of this study taken from a grouping of schools in the municipality of X. For this task we chose to use the method of qualitative, naturalistic, ethnographic research type for the study of children with ASD. Regarding teachers and their perceptions about structured teaching and Teacch room, we opted for a quantitative approach, based on survey data collection. Students, teachers, parents, coaches, all involved in the education of these children were participants and collaborators in this research. Without the cooperation of all professionals working with these children, this study would not have been possible. We began this study at the theoretical level with the presentation of the Historical Perspective of Special Education; the varying perspectives of the Autism Spectrum over the years, trying to understand what Autism is, its etiology, characteristics, diagnoses and the different models that can be implemented in children with Autism. In a second part, we expose the results obtained in the two previously cited additional case studies. We intend, therefore, to contribute to a change in attitudes with regard to the entire educational community, thus promoting the inclusion of children with Autism Spectrum in Teacch rooms in regular education classrooms as well as in differing school contexts
Date of Award2014
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJosé Afonso Baptista (Supervisor)


  • Autism
  • Structured teaching model TEACCH
  • Inclusion


  • Mestrado em Ciências da Educação

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