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Table 6 Attitudes towards the care and education of, and advocacy for, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

From: Knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of autism spectrum disorder in a stratified sampling of preschool teachers in China

Item Statement Average score 1 2 3 4 5
1 Children with special needs should be integrated into mainstream school. 3.25 16 % 14 % 27 % 14 % 29 %
2 All preschools should allow children requiring special education to attend their classes while waiting placement. 2.69 24 % 21 % 31 % 9 % 15 %
3 Preschools should allow parents of children with special needs in the classroom. 2.64 33 % 16 % 21 % 14 % 16 %
4 All preschools should have special education teachers and therapists to provide services to children with special needs attending class there. 3.56 14 % 9 % 23 % 14 % 49 %
5 Government funding should be made available to facilitate staff employment in preschools to meet the needs of these children. 4.42 5 % 2 % 9 % 11 % 72 %
6 Parents should help bear the cost of services within the preschool. 3.66 9 % 9 % 26 % 20 % 36 %
7 There is adequate provision of services of children with special needs in China. 2.72 30 % 19 % 20 % 8 % 22 %
8 The government should allocate more resources for the provision of services for children with special needs. 4.44 6 % 0 % 8 % 11 % 73 %
9 Insurance policies should be amended to include coverage for developmental disorders as chronic disabilities. 4.25 4 % 4 % 16 % 13 % 62 %
10 Parents are responsible for obtaining services for their own children with special needs. 4.28 4 % 3 % 15 % 19 % 60 %
  1. Note: 1 = Strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neither disagree nor agree, 4 = agree, 5 = strongly agree