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Developing Social Skills of Summer Campers with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study of Camps on TRACKS Implementation in an Inclusive Day-Camp Setting

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dc.contributor.author Maich, Kimberly
dc.contributor.author Hall, Carmen
dc.contributor.author van Rhijn, Tricia
dc.contributor.author Quinlan, Laurie
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-17T17:26:52Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-17T17:26:52Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Maich, K., Hall, C., van Rhijn, T., & Quinlan, L. (2015). Developing social skills of summer campers with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A case study of Camps on TRACKS implementation in an inclusive day camp setting. Exceptionality Education International, 25(2), 27-41. Retrieved from http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/eei/vol25/iss2/1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/10476
dc.description.abstract This research provides preliminary results of an exploratory case study conducted of the Camps on TRACKS program in an inclusive, municipal day-camp program in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Positive changes are demonstrated in the social skills of nine day campers with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who participated in the program. In this model of social inclusion, all campers were taught skills to interact with peers with exceptionalities through a peer-mediated model. Social skills change was measured using direct observation and counsellor questionnaires. Primary findings included an overall increase in social skills in campers with an ASD, and an inverse relationship between adult and peer interactions. Camps on TRACKS is a promising model for supporting the social skills development of campers with an ASD in inclusive settings. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Exceptionality Education International en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Autism Spectrum Disorder en_US
dc.subject Inclusion en_US
dc.subject Case study en_US
dc.subject Social skills en_US
dc.title Developing Social Skills of Summer Campers with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study of Camps on TRACKS Implementation in an Inclusive Day-Camp Setting en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.contributor.affiliation Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
dc.degree.department Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US


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