Writing SMART Goals for Adaptive Equipment

Writing SMART Goals for Adaptive Equipment

Writing SMART Goals for Adaptive Equipment When it comes to the use of adaptive equipment, it is very important to have high standards for goal writing and data collection.  Adaptive equipment spans across a huge range from gait trainers to pencil grips with everything in between.  How many times have you seen adaptive equipment that […]

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How to Integrate Therapy Goals Into The Curriculum

Therapy Goals Curriculum

How to Integrate Therapy Goals Into The Curriculum Curriculum refers to the lessons and materials that students will interact with to reach educational goals.  Most elementary and high schools follow a specific curriculum for each subject.  In general, a curriculum includes goals, instructional methodology, materials and assessments to measure progress. Therapy goals can be established […]

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5 Things to do BEFORE You Write an IEP Goal

It is that time of year again when annual reviews will slowly start to begin.  Here are 5 things to do before you write an IEP goal: 1.  Check present levels of performance – Perform a new evaluation if it is necessary.  Determine the student’s strengths and weaknesses.  When you formulate a goal try to […]

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Using Scaffolding or Chaining to Reach a Goal

  At times, all children need some help to achieve big goals.  Whether it be a lofty IEP goal that you inherited, a large project the student needs to complete or a complex motor skill often times it is easier to break it up into smaller, more manageable chunks.  Teachers call it scaffolding and therapists […]

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8 Simple Tips to Empower Students to Reach Their Goals

Here are 8 simple tips to help students reach their goals: 1. Change up the tools, toys or activities that you are doing. It may be just as simple as approaching the skill using a different tool or material. 2. Change the environment. Perhaps trying accomplishing the skill outdoors, in a quiet room or with […]

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3 Ways to Indicate a Child Has Mastered a New Skill

Once a child has achieved a new motor skill check the following ways to determine if the child has truly mastered the skill: 1. Can the child demonstrate the skill in all environments? 2. Can the child explain why and when he/she will use the new skill? 3.  Can the child teach the new skill […]

Goal Worksheet for 2012

I stumbled upon this idea over at ChapelHillSnippets blog to create some goal worksheets for OT and PT. This is a nice way to empower children to participate in therapy and sneak in some drawing and handwriting practice. You can print the goal sheets at Your Therapy Source. If the children are stuck on coming […]