The Content of Goals in Individual Education Programs for Students with Complex Communication Needs
2016 (English)In: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC, ISSN 0743-4618, E-ISSN 1477-3848, Vol. 32, no 1, 41-48 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of the study was to explore the contents of communication-related goals in individualized education programs (IEPs) for students with complex communication needs Goals in 43 IEPs were linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, Children and Youth version (ICF-CY). The results show that the communication-related IEP goals contain information of multiple domains of functioning in the ICF-CY. However, judging by the amount of codes linked to ICF-CY chapters, the IEPs contain a small amount of goals that focus on interaction with others, or participation in classroom and leisure activities. Special education teachers and speech-language pathologists working with students with complex communication needs may need support to formulate communication-related IEP goals with a focus on interaction and participation in school activities.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 32, no 1, 41-48 p.
Complex communication needs; Individual educational program; ICF-CY, Children; Intervention goals; Participation
Research subject Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-270568DOI: 10.3109/07434618.2015.1134654ISI: 000374854800004PubMedID: 26837187OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-270568DiVA: diva2:890138