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What are goals included in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for a child with autism?

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An IEP for a child with ASD might have goals like:

  • Academic: The child will learn new skills, such as adding or subtracting.
  • Social: The child will develop play skills, such as interacting with classmates during group activities.
  • Behavioral: The child will learn new ways to adjust behavior, such as asking for help and replacing problem behaviors, such as yelling or hitting, with socially acceptable ones.
  • Motor: The child will work on ADL skills or handwriting to assist his or her academic progression.

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Education: "A Guide to the Individualized Education Program."

Autism Society of Greater Cleveland: "Developing Your Child's IEP."

Autism Society of America: "Individualized Education Plan."

Autism Research Society: "Helping Your Child to Help Him/Herself: Beginning Self-Advocacy."

Organization for Autism Research: "Individualized Education Programs."

University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine: "Writing a Good IEP for Student with Autism."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Education: "A Guide to the Individualized Education Program."

Autism Society of Greater Cleveland: "Developing Your Child's IEP."

Autism Society of America: "Individualized Education Plan."

Autism Research Society: "Helping Your Child to Help Him/Herself: Beginning Self-Advocacy."

Organization for Autism Research: "Individualized Education Programs."

University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine: "Writing a Good IEP for Student with Autism."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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