Ms Betty Ho

Ms Betty Ho

Macquarie University Special Education Centre

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Title: Research / Classroom Officer, MUSEC School 
Phone: 02 9850 8700
Office: X5A 109


I am interested in approaches alternative to behavioural for the education and intervention of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Although a behavioural approach is the well established practice for children with ASD, a wider range of approaches should be considered to meet the multifaceted needs of this population. My PhD research will investigate the feasibility of cognitive-behavioural approach of intervention with children in school settings. In particular, my investigation will focus on children with ASD and lower intellectual abilities. In 2009, I received the AASE Inc - NSW chapter Lee Mills Award, which is given yearly with the express purpose of encouraging research based practice by individuals undertaking study to pursue a career directly related to the education of students with special education needs.


2014Ho, B., Carter, M, & Stephenson, J. (2014). Cognitive-behavioral approach for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A meta-analysis. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 1, 18-33 doi: 10.1007/s40489-013-0002-5
2012Ho, B. P. V., Stephenson, J., & Carter, M. (2012). Anger in children with autism spectrum disorder: Parent's perspective. International Journal of Special Education, 27, 14-31.
2010Ho, B. P. V., Carter, M., & Stephenson, J. (2010). Anger management using a cognitive-behavioural approach for children with special education needs : a literature review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 57, 245-265. doi: 10.1080/1034912X.2010.501169
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