Autism and Multidisciplinary teamwork: an english school experience through the SCERTS model

Paola Molteni, Karen Guldberg

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This research was designed as an action research collaborative case study using multi-methods approach, thus allowingthe researcher to catch the complexity of each single case through a deep detailed analysis of selected aspects. The researcher explored the questions described above with three case studies of children’s assessment and their ‘Team Around the Child’ (22 participants) through focus groups (6), semi-structured interviews (5) and questionnaires (22). The qualitative and quantitative data collected during the research were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). The research findings highlight that SCERTS can be a good model for cohering teamwork when working with pupils on the autism spectrum. The results highlight that SCERTS enabled professionals to exchange good daily practice; plan educational work together; and discuss challenges faced in implementing the model. The multi-disciplinary approach realised with the organisation of the TAC was the most innovative element of the SCERTS model and was considered a great improvement in working with children on the autism spectrum as a team. The SCERTS model was efficient in supporting the team in each step of the pupil’s educational life plan. The SCERTS model’s flexibility does not cut off the professional’s experience and creativity but enriches educational planning by incorporating every point of view on the child as a fundamental resource of information and as equally important.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospite10th Autism-Europe Congress
Numero di pagine2
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2013
Pubblicato esternamente
Evento10th Autism-Europe congress: New dimensions for autism. - Budapest
Durata: 26 set 201328 set 2013


Convegno10th Autism-Europe congress: New dimensions for autism.


  • School inclusion
  • autism
  • special Education
  • teamwork


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