Secret Agent Society Whole of Classroom school-based research trial

Secret Agent Society Whole of Classroom (SAS-WOC)

The Autism CRC has invested in a project to extend the Secret Agent Society program from a small group context to include a whole classroom model. This will broaden the reach of the highly successful, evidence-based program and help more children on the autism spectrum and their families.

A randomised controlled trial is currently underway to evaluate efficacy of the programme in schools across Australia. The expected outputs include training of up to 40 teachers in the programme and provision of materials for 20 classrooms. Once trained, teachers are encouraged continue to use the programme and we anticipate that the supervision provided will increase the likelihood that the resource will be sustained beyond the life of the project.

Outcomes expected for students on the spectrum include those found in other trials of SAS; improved social interaction skills and emotional recognition and regulation skills. It is also expected that there will be some improvement in friendship between students and tolerance of individual differences as a consequence of other students participating in the class curriculum. It is also anticipated that the skills learned will facilitate transition from primary to high school.

 

More information coming soon!

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