An intervention program aimed at the improvement of the quality of inclusion of pupils with autism in a regular fourth grade classroom (average age of 9 years) was applied with 23 pupils. Two pupils with autism were included from first grade. The regular pupils displayed signs of burnout stemming from the inclusion. The aim of the study was to examine the effect of a specially designed intervention program on the regular pupils' level of burnout, attitude to the pupils with autism, and the quality of their mediation. Three questionnaires covering these variables were administered twice, at the beginning and at the end of the intervention program. The findings showed less burnout at the end of the program, significant improvement in the quality of mediation and more positive attitudes towards pupils with autism. Significant correlations were found between burnout, quality of tutoring and positive attitudes towards pupils with autism.
- Quality of mediation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology