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ERIC Number: EJ900880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4669
Individual Education Plan Goals and Services for Adolescents with Autism: Impact of Age and Educational Setting
Kurth, Jennifer; Mastergeorge, Ann M.
Journal of Special Education, v44 n3 p146-160 Nov 2010
The purpose of this study is to describe the educational programs for adolescents with autism (age 12-16 years) in inclusion and noninclusion settings as reflected in their Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals, services, and curricular adaptations. Students who were included in general education math and language arts instruction had fewer overall IEP goals, but goals focused more on applied skill development, whereas students in noninclusion had goals addressing primarily rote and procedural skills. For students in both groups, all IEP goals were derived from kindergarten through fourth-grade standards. Likewise, for students in both groups, most IEP goals addressed core symptoms of autism (e.g., communication skills) as opposed to academic skill development, along with fewer overall goals and more curricular adaptations as students entered adolescence. Implications for practitioners are discussed. (Contains 8 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A