Implications of cultural diversity on developing social-communication skills

Prithvi Perepa

University of Nor

Prithvi is a Senior Lecturer in Education (SEN and Inclusion) at the University of Northampton and is also the programme leader for the MA SEN and Inclusion and Ma SENI (Autism) programme. He teaches on autism modules at undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as supervising PhD students. He was trained as a special needs teacher and worked in the field of autism for over 20 years. He completed his doctoral study in cultural perceptions of autism.Before teaching in University, Prithvi worked in a variety of settings including special schools, further education department and as an advisory teacher for autism in mainstream schools. He also has experience of working in residential and supported living services for people with learning disabilities and autism, and for national and regional autism and disability related charities where he developed services.


Background: Autism is found across different cultures and yet there is little understanding of what the implications of cultural diversity are in developing social and communication skills in individuals on the spectrum. ... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Prithvi Perepa (University of Nor)

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