Effectiveness of a Summer Intervention Program For Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Steffey, Gina K.
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The summer months provide an opportunity to work with children with ASD for an extended period of time and to implement interventions. Because many parents of normally developing children report positive changes in their child’s behavior and social skills after summer camp, there is cause to believe that these changes can also be applied to children with ASD (Walker et al., 2010). Based on the few studies that are available that evaluate the results of summer camps and programs for children with ASD, it is reasonable to believe that a week long summer camp focused on the acquisition of behavioral, emotional, social, self-help, and spiritual skills would yield positive results (Blas, 2007; Brookman et al., 2003; Lopata et al., 2008; Walker et al., 2010).