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IEP Goals for Autism

IEP Goals for Autism

When writing Individualized Education Plans for students with Autism it is important to include goals and objectives that address the students specific deficit areas.  For students with Autism this often includes:

Social Skills:

  • Understanding their own and others emotions
  • Understanding others body language and monitoring their own
  • Understanding facial expressions during conversations
  • Initiating (in social situations)
  • Maintaining (friendships and conversations)
  • Responding (to another person’s initiation)
  • Understanding and using nonverbal communication
  • Pragmatic Language, i.e. Beginning and Ending Conversations, Topic Maintenance
  • Awareness during social situations
  • Perspective taking
  • Problem solving

Self Regulation:

  • Learning and utilizing relaxation techniques and other strategies for staying calm
  • Asking for a break when furstrated, upset, etc. by using a “break card” or verbalizing

Organizational and Work Skills:

  • Attention to Task
  • Finishing Tasks
  • Working Independently
  • Managing Materials
  • Transitioning Between Tasks
  • Problem Solving
  • Error Correcting (correcting own mistakes)
  • Asking for Help When Necessary

Restricted Interests

  • Increase flexibilityTolerate changes in schedules and activities
  • Increase length of time for non-preferred subjects/activities
  • Accepting mistakes of self and others