Research Study Request: Sexuality Education for Students with ASD

  • 11/18/2015 11:41 AM
    Message # 3641547
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    I am a doctoral student in the Child, Family, and School Psychology program at the University of Denver and am currently conducting my dissertation research on the sexuality education of high functioning adolescent students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  I am seeking school psychologists who are interested in participating in my study.

    The purpose of this research is to develop guidelines for the sexuality education of high functioning adolescent students with ASD.  To date, there are few resources available that provide guidance on the sexuality education of students with ASD.  Through your expertise and the joint effort of other experts, I hope to identify the key components of successful sexuality education of high functioning adolescent students with ASD.  The experts in this study include caregivers of high functioning adolescent students with ASD, researchers and/or authors of sexuality education and ASD materials, and school psychologists who work with high functioning adolescents with ASD in a public school.

    For the purposes of this research, an adolescent is considered a student between the ages of 11-21 who is currently enrolled as a student between grades 6-12.  High functioning refers to students who have average to above average intelligence and verbal communication abilities.

    I would like to learn from you about your experiences surrounding the sexuality education of high functioning adolescent students with ASD.  Your opinion is valuable to developing guidelines for an important, but under-researched area of ASD.

    Study participation involves three or more rounds of electronic questionnaires.  Your answers will be anonymous throughout the life of the study.  To thank you for your participation, you will be provided with the final outcomes of the study.  If you are interested in participating, please contact me at bsovran@gmail.com.

    To be considered for this study, you must:

    -     work with high functioning adolescent students with ASD
    -   be licensed with your State Board of Education
    -   have been working as a school psychologists for three or more years

    Thank you, and I look forward to your participation.

    Brittany Sovran Greiert, M. A.


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