Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Targeting IEP Social Goals in Summer Camps

  • Lynn Kern KoegelEmail author
  • Robert L. Koegel
  • Lindsay B. Glugatch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102399-1


After it has been determined that a child qualifies for special education services, an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) is developed by the school with input from parents. The IEP is a written legal document that includes goals, the method for obtaining these goals, and a measurement plan. The term “social” is individually defined depending on the particular IEP goal of the child. For example, for some children appropriately taking turns during a simple activity is a social goal. For others, engaging in appropriate reciprocal verbal conversation is a social goal. Inclusive settings are community environments that have a natural proportion of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other disability and typically developing peers. In these settings, peers can be used as appropriate role models as well as providing support, participation, and assistance during goal implementation. Paraprofessionals are one-on-one assistants that generally do not hold an...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynn Kern Koegel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Robert L. Koegel
    • 1
  • Lindsay B. Glugatch
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Department of Special Education and Clinical SciencesUniversity of OregonEugeneUSA