Foreign language teaching in students with ASD: a research in the context of secondary school I and II grade


Numerous studies published in the scientific literature, conducted in recent decades, have highlighted the difficulties in teaching and learning foreign languages, in pupils with Specific Learning Disorders (SLD). However, the provision of environments in which there is an active role of pupils with SLDs and the possible use of strategies, tools and aids in the school environment, functional to compensate for the deficit, have shown that it is possible to facilitate such learning. Based on these considerations, a qualitative-quantitative survey was carried out, targeting foreign language teachers in secondary schools of I and II degrees throughout the country, in which a sample of 330 teachers took part, with the aim of identifying the ongoing training actions implemented and the use of different compensatory tools.