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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 […]