Special Needs: How to Knock Out Amazing Communication Goals and What to Avoid!

Special Needs: How to Knock Out Amazing Communication Goals and What to Avoid!

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Answer this question for yourself.  Are any of the following situations true for you?

  1. As an SLP, you feel like you keep writing the same goals over and over again because your student never achieves your goals.
  2. As a parent, you feel like you see the same goals over and over again, year after year, and wonder if your child is actually making progress.
  3. As an SLP, you receive goals from other SLPs that are so vague, you have no idea how to measure them.
  4. As an SLP, you receive so many goals from other therapists that it’s difficult to address all of them and then it’s nearly impossible to actually accomplish significant progress with any one of them.

If any of these situations are true for you, perhaps you need to know what a really good goal looks like and how objectives are supposed to be written.

In this video, you’ll see that there are three things that every quality goal must have. 

Take a look!

Collecting data is NEVER fun, so if you’re looking for a resource for a fairly decent price ($25.00 which isn’t bad for a school district to spring for!), check out Show Me the Data, compiled beautifully by the Experimental Education Unit at the University of Washington.  You can download these sheets at www.docstoc.com.   They’ve got data sheets for every imaginable goal you would want for collecting data.

By the way, I’m trying out some new lighting and some new intros.  Have you noticed?   Feel free to let me know what you think!

Just so you know I’m also working on getting better sound!  Bout time right!

Have a great week! Go and do great things for kids.


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