Hsu-Min Chiang

Hsu-Min Chiang
University of Saint Joseph (Macao)

Phd

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There is a need to better prepare teachers for bilingual classrooms that have students with and without disabilities. This inspired the creation of a new graduate teacher preparation program for the inclusive bilingual classroom in NYC. The program aims to help candidates understand theories and research across bilingual/bicultural education and th...
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Schools have been a prime location for the provision of treatment for persons with ASD. Naturally, the development of curriculums to teach important adaptive and academic skills has become popular. This chapter reviews these strategies, behaviors targeted, and population studies. Five guidelines directed toward developing a successful behavior inte...
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This study investigated the extent to which life skills training was offered to middle and high school students with autism and life skills training needs after high school. A secondary analysis of the National Longitudinal Training Study-2 (NLTS-2) data was conducted in this study. This study found that the majority of the middle and high school s...
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Objectives: This study investigated parenting stress in South Korean mothers of adolescent children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the variables associated with their parenting stress. Methods: A total of 138 South Korean mothers participated in this study. Descriptive statistics, independent sample t-tests, ANOVA tests, and a stepwise mul...
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This study investigated mealtime behaviors of Chinese-American children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Thirty-one parents of Chinese-American children with ASD participated in this study and the Brief Autism Mealtime Behavior Inventory (BAMBI) was used. The top problematic mealtime behaviors reported by parents were prefers “crunchy” food (54...
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This chapter discusses current trends in education of students with ASD and provides recommendations for future directions.
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The key to effective intervention lies with a well-designed curriculum. This chapter presents information regarding foundations of curriculum, components of curriculum, development of curriculum, and commercially published curriculum. Practitioners who are interested in developing curricula for learners with autism spectrum disorder may find the in...
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This chapter provides practical strategies for educators to prepare students with ASD for post-high school employment and discusses important issues involved in transition planning. A transition framework and a transition plan example are offered. High school educators, transition service providers, and parents of students with ASD may find the inf...
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Background: Up to 89% of children with ASD have been reported to have some type of eating problems which can include limited food variety, food neophobia, rigid routines around mealtimes in the form of using the same utensils or dishes, food refusal, and difficulties with texture. Research is needed to better understand feeding difficulties in dive...
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This study examined the difference between children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and children with typical development (TD) in mathematical word problem solving ability and the factors associated with these children's word problem-solving ability. A total of 20 children with ASD and 20 children with TD participated in this study. Independen...
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This review study was conducted to synthesize the existing research on the level of quality of life (QoL) in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and the factors associated with their QoL. A total of 16 studies were included for this review. This study found that (a) the majority of the individuals with ASD had poor QoL; (b) behavior pr...
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This study investigated language comprehension of Mandarin-speaking children with Asperger's disorder (AspD) (n = 88) and children with autistic disorder (AD) (n = 136) and compared their language comprehension to that of children with typical development (TD) (n = 832). The Mandarin Token Test was used in this study. This study found that (a) when...
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A meta-analysis was performed to examine differences in IQ profiles between individuals with Asperger's disorder (AspD) and high-functioning autism (HFA). Fifty-two studies were included for this study. The results showed that (a) individuals with AspD had significantly higher full-scale IQ, verbal IQ (VIQ), and performance IQ (PIQ) than did indivi...
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Given the long history of effect size (ES) indices (Olejnik and Algina Contemporary Educational Psychology, 25, 241–286 2000) and various attempts by APA and AERA to encourage the reporting and interpretation of ES to supplement findings from inferential statistical analyses, it is essential to document the impact of APA and AERA standards on ES re...
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This study was conducted to examine the effectiveness of a parent education program on decreasing parenting stress and increasing parental confidence and quality of life in parents of Chinese American children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). A pre-, posttest group design was used in this study. A total of nine families of Chinese American ch...
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This study aimed to identify the factors associated with participation in employment for high school leavers with autism. A secondary data analysis of the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 (NLTS2) data was performed. Potential factors were assessed using a weighted multivariate logistic regression. This study found that annual household inco...
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This exploratory study was designed to identify the factors predictive of participation in postsecondary education for high school leavers with autism. A secondary data analysis of the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 (NLTS2) data was performed for this study. Potential predictors of participation in postsecondary education were assessed us...
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This study observed expressive communication of 17 Australian and 15 Taiwanese children with autism who were mute or had limited spoken language during 2 hour regular school routines and analyzed teacher instructions associated with elicited expressive communication. Results indicated: (a) the frequency of occurrence of elicited expressive communic...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences between spontaneous and elicited expressive communication in Australian and Taiwanese children with autism who were nonverbal or had limited speech. Thirty-four children with autism (17 Australian and 17 Taiwanese children) participated in this study. Each participant was observed for 2 h...
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This article provides an examination of issues related to spontaneity of communication in children with autism. Deficits relating to spontaneity or initiation are frequently reported in individuals with autism, particularly in relation to communication and social behavior. Nevertheless, spontaneity is not necessarily clearly conceptualized or measu...
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Expressive communication of Australian and Taiwanese children with autism who had limited spoken language was observed in naturalistic settings. Communicative forms, functions, and partners were investigated. No significant differences existed in the characteristics of expressive communication between children with speech and those without speech....
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Background: There is a lack of empirical research investigating challenging behaviour in children with autism with severe speech impairments in naturalistic settings. The aim of the present study was to investigate challenging behaviour among Australian and Taiwanese children with autism who are non-verbal or have limited speech (i.e. less than fi...
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The communicative spontaneity of children with autism who had limited spoken language in their natural environment was investigated. This naturalistic observation is a preliminary study using a continuum model to describe the nature of communicative spontaneity. The results indicate that the level of communicative spontaneity in the natural environ...
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This article reviews studies investigating cognitive ability and academic achievement of students with Asperger syndrome (AS) and high-functioning autism (HFA). Particular emphasis is placed on the mathematical ability of people with AS/HFA. A preliminary analysis of empirical data is presented. Findings indicate that: (1) the majority of individua...
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The authors reviewed studies on teaching reading comprehension to students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with a focus on text (academic reading) comprehension and sight word (functional) comprehension. Eleven of 754 studies met the inclusion criteria: participants with ASD, published in English in a peer-reviewed journal, and use of an exper...