GOAL 1. To improve the child’s ability to engage in social reciprocity with peers on the playground.
- The child will use appropriate eye gaze and shift his/her attention from an object to a peer in order to gain joint attention.
- The child will comment on a peer’s action and on his/her own action during play.
- The child will initiate and join a play theme with a peer on the playground at school.
- The child will more consistently maintain the topic of a peer interaction or appropriately ask a peer to change the topic during play.
GOAL 2. To improve the child’s social and emotional responses to his/her peers during play.
- The child will spontaneously comment to a peer with a compliment or point out an action that engages the peer in conversation.
- The child will engage a peer in telling a story theme during play (e.g., making mud soup).
- The child will spontaneously bring a peer into a conversation.
- The child will respond with appropriate emotional/facial expressions in conversation.
GOAL 3. To improve the child’s awareness of peers and the behavior of others during play; to increase physical proximity during play; to follow other children on the playground; to show objects to peers; and to seek attention from peers.
- The child will point to peers running across the playground, comment, and then follow them with intent to join in their play.
- The child will more consistently stay in close physical proximity with a peer during play, make appropriate comments (e.g., I’m here! Wait for me!), and run fast enough to “track” a peer during gross motor activities/games.
- The child will show a peer an object or work on a project with a peer in a story theme.
- The child will ask another peer to play in his/her story theme.