Program (Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research, Arick, Loos, Falco,
Krug, 2004) is a comprehensive curriculum that includes detailed lesson plans,
teaching materials, data systems and a curriculum-based assessment for teaching
in the six curricular areas of receptive language, expressive language,
spontaneous language, functional routines, academics, and play & social
skills. The strategies used in the STAR Program have been shown to be effective
with students at the preschool and elementary level.
Program was first piloted in 1997. After a five year Outcome Study of 122
students (Arick, Young, Falco, Loos,
Krug, Gense, and Johnson 2003) in
which students made significant progress in language and academics, the STAR
Program was published in 2004.