The digital citizenship of children with autism: Challenges, considerations and educational needs of paediatric practitioners

Yael Mayer, Tessa Goldberger, Nicole Di Spirito, Mor Cohen-Eilig, Tal Jarus

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Abstract

This exploratory study examined paediatric practitioners' challenges and considerations when they support caregivers and children with autism regarding children's screen use. Current research often focuses on the problematic use of screen time among children with autism. No clear strategies or recommendations for clinicians to support the beneficial use of screens exist yet in the field. Participants in the study were 15 experienced paediatric practitioners invited to participate in semistructured interviews that were analysed using summative content analysis. Practitioners expressed the urgent need for accessible and valuable educational resources to guide digital citizenship and screen time use for their clients with autism. This exploratory study provides an initial roadmap for the educational needs of paediatric practitioners supporting positive screen use and digital citizenship of autistic children.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Research in Special Educational Needs
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2024

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2024 The Authors. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of National Association for Special Educational Needs.

Keywords

  • autism
  • digital citizenship
  • knowledge to action
  • paediatric practitioners
  • screen time use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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