Autism Knowledge Among Pre-Service Teachers Specialized in Children Birth Through Age Five: Implication for Health Education


Health Promotion & Physical Education

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Fall 2012


The article discusses a study to examine autism knowledge among pre-service teachers specialized in children birth through age five (B-5). The study concluded that many participants lacked autism knowledge, which is infiuenced by age, perceived autism knowledge, past experience in working with autistic children and the number of sources where participants received autism information. Health educators should plan, implement, administer and manage health education, especially autism education.