How to Achieve Your Goals in 10 Steps

How to achieve your goals in 10 steps from Your Therapy Source

Do you struggle with goal setting or wonder how to achieve your goals? Whether you have set goals for yourself or your students have set goals, it is important to follow these 10 steps to achieve the goals.  Many times we have high aspirations and lofty goals especially at the start of the school year […]

Expectations of Goal Achievement

As school-based therapists, teachers, and parents do you communicate effectively the expectations of goal achievement? 

Expectations of Goal Achievement As school-based therapists, teachers, and parents do you communicate effectively the expectations of goal achievement?  This is a difficult skill to master and consistently apply to all students.  Writing the goal is only the basic starting point for the overall outcome.  There are many steps that need to take place before you […]

Teaching a New Motor Skill? Try Full Immersion

Teaching a New Motor Skill? Try Full Immersion

Teaching a New Motor Skill? Try Full Immersion Are you teaching a child a new motor skill?  Has a child been working on one goal for a long time but still having difficulty?  Try full immersion when children are learning new motor skills.  When we are teaching a child a new motor skill or perhaps working […]

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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 […]

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5 Tips on Tackling Big Goals

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 sometimes […]

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Set Goals for Yourself in 2012

With the start of a new year, how about setting some basic goals for yourself to accomplish in 2012. Here are a few suggestions: 1. Realistic Home/Classroom Programs – I will make every effort to provide parents and teachers with activities that are easy to carry out in the home or classroom (see below for […]