Education of children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders in Egypt

Ereny Gobrial, Su McAnelly, Patrick Shannon

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This paper reviews the present educational needs of children and young people and autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) in Egypt. Children with ASD are largely unrecognised by the educational provision in Egypt. This paper highlights the need for an improved educational programme for children with ASD who also experience an associated learning disability and learning difficulties. It is crucial to develop teacher support programmes and empower teachers to enable children and young people with ASD develop their fullest potential. Abstract: This paper outlines, through a transnational discourse between partners in Egypt and the UK, an overview of the literature on the definition and features of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) with associated learning needs and health conditions as applied to children and young people in Egypt. As a low- to middle-income country, Egypt has a poor and underdeveloped health, education and social service to support children with ASD and very little research has investigated this phenomenon. This paper adds to the discussion through the shared knowledge and practice in the educational curriculum of children with ASD in Egypt.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-34
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Learning Disabilities
Issue number1
Early online date25 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019


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