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This article targets students' IEPs in schools, but the strategies can be used for adults' goals, too.

Check out these goals:

  • Kathie will write her articles correctly, using appropriate grammar, syntax, and spelling, three out of four times, with 85 percent accuracy.
  • Kathie will demonstrate author-level language proficiency according to the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Kathie will maintain correct body posture and finger use while typing, per accepted therapeutic standards.
  • Kathie will improve her behavior.

If the writing style of these goals is familiar to you—or if you’re scratching your head, wondering, “Huh?”—it’s time to adopt activity-based goals when writing IEPs (Individualized Education Programs) for students with disabilities!

Goals written like the ones above are essentially gobbledy-gook to everyone except the person who wrote them! How can we expect a classroom teacher​... Click here to continue.

Activity-Based Goals = Success!