Examining the quality of IEPs for young children with autism.

  title={Examining the quality of IEPs for young children with autism.},
  author={Lisa A Ruble and J. McGrew and Nancy J. Dalrymple and Lee Ann Jung},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={40 12},
The purpose of this study was to develop an Individual Education Program (IEP) evaluation tool based on Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requirements and National Research Council recommendations for children with autism; determine the tool's reliability; test the tool on a pilot sample of IEPs of young children; and examine associations between IEP quality and school, teacher, and child characteristics. IEPs for 35 students with autism (Mage = 6.1 years; SD = 1.6) from 35… CONTINUE READING