This is the official codebook for the Playground Observation of Peer Engagement, otherwise known as the POPE. Use this along with the POPE data collection form to ascertain the peer engagement of a particular child at recess.
Welcome to Remaking Recess!
Remaking Recess is an evidence-based, psychosocial intervention designed to help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) engage with their peers at school. Developed by the Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health (AIR-B), the intervention aims to increase children with ASD level of participation and social interaction at school by assisting all children positively engage with peers during recess time.
Our trained AIR-B interventionists work with school staff members to employ strategies that increase the quality and quantity of peer engagement. These strategies are designed to be helpful for children with autism as well as for their peers. AIR-B interventionists coach the teaching staff and other school personnel to become more aware of the children's levels of peer engagement and then provide individualized and group level support as needed.