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Speech, Language and Hearing Science
This project set out to create a tool to examine individuals’ perspectives on autism based on key features of the medical model versus neurodiversity paradigm highlighted by Angulo and DeThorne (2019). Across an 8-month period, lab team members created and iteratively revised a questionnaire entitled the Autism Understanding Tool for Introspection & Evaluation (AUTIE). The developed AUTIE consisted of 15 demographic questions, 16 questions pertaining to individual’s perspectives on autism, and 2 case-based vignettes aimed at eliciting goal-writing samples from SLPs. It was the researcher’s goal that this tool be used by individuals to gain better insight into their perspectives on autism and that they would be open to considering other perspectives than the historically prevalent medical perspective.
Schafer, Sabrina, "Development of a Questionnaire Focusing on Varying Perspectives about Autism" (2021). Honors Theses. 3396.