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Maximizing Progress with Requesting IEP Goals: A Comprehensive Resource for Special Education

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In the realm of special education and speech therapy, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals are the cornerstone of personalized learning and development. Tailoring these goals to the unique needs of each student is crucial, and tracking their progress is equally important. Finding requesting IEP goals broken down into meaningful steps with the materials needed to deliver instruction… well, that’s hard to find! I’ve been working on a bunch of these.

Today we have a Requesting IEP Goals resource. Teaching students to REQUEST is one of the first and most meaningful goals you will target. It gives a student control and empowers them to get their wants and needs met. If you do nothing else, teach your student to request!

Read on for more about this resource, “Activities Requesting Speech Therapy IEP Goals and Objectives Tracking” – a comprehensive resource designed to streamline this process for educators and therapists.

What Makes This Requesting IEP Goals Resource Stand Out?

  1. All-Inclusive IEP Goals: This resource includes 20 full requesting IEP goals and objectives, saving valuable time for educators and therapists. By offering a ready-to-use framework, it simplifies the often complex process of drafting and implementing IEP goals.
  2. Extensive Material: With 215 pages, the resource is brimming with everything needed, from detailed IEP goals to practical materials. It's a one-stop solution, eliminating the need for additional resources.
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  1. Written Programs with Objectives: Each requesting goal is accompanied by a well-structured program, complete with objectives, graphing options, and data collection methods. Plus, it includes student visuals to enhance understanding and engagement.
  2. Simple and Effective Goals: Targeted for developmental ages 3 to 6 years, the goals are straightforward and user-friendly. They are especially beneficial for early learners and those with additional disabilities and support needs.
  3. Versatile Application: This tool is perfect for a range of educational settings, including special education, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. It's also ideal for BCBAs and ABA DTT sessions, catering to students working on cognitive goals and life skills.

Check out these data collection options

In-Depth Look at the Included Components of these Requesting IEP Goals

So what is found in these IEP goals and objectives programs? Lots of options for you!

20 IEP Goals and Objective Programs: These are available both as a printable PDF and in Google Sheets™ format. The goals cover a range of areas, including:

  • Requesting wants and needs (13 goals): These encompass various aspects like reinforcers, sentence stems, and using adjectives, prepositions, adverbs, and pronouns.
  • Requesting information with WH- questions (7 goals): Covering the spectrum of What, Where, Who, Which, When, How, and Why.

Data Collection Pages: Tailored specifically for this program, these pages make tracking student progress seamless. They also include bonus generic data sheets for broader use.

I created these to be small enough to be carried around on small clipboards. I find this is the most functional way to collect the concrete data. There is a data sheet for each program, specific for that programs. 

Data is usually in a +/- format to keep things easy to collect (and teach your staff!). + for independent response and – for everything else, prompted, error, or no response. Then just count up correct responses out of total opportunities for a quick ratio that you can turn into a percentage (to graph). Graph paper also included. 

Communication Visuals and Reinforcement Tools: With 55 pages of communication visuals and 53 pages of reinforcement materials (like token boards and completion certificates), the resource ensures that educators have a diverse toolkit at their disposal.

I've included visuals using Boardmaker™ icons, like tons of them, to promote requesting skills using core words and communication symbols, and a flipbook. 

Also included are a bunch of token boards that are specific to each IEP goal and completion certificates for students who care about things like that. 😁

Best part is there are links to so. much. more! For most of the goals, I created a bunch of additional resources to extend learning and give you a plethora of materials to work with!

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Why Choose This Resource?

The “Activities Requesting Speech Therapy IEP Goals and Objectives Tracking” is more than just a collection of goals; it's a comprehensive system designed to enhance the effectiveness of speech therapy and special education. Its simplicity makes it suitable for the youngest learners, while its detailed structure and inclusivity cater to a wide range of learning and developmental needs.

By integrating this resource into your teaching or therapy sessions, you're not just streamlining your workload; you're adopting a method that's been carefully crafted to optimize student progress and engagement.

Getting Started

Ready to enhance your approach to IEP goals in ABA, special education, or speech therapy? Get this Requesting IEP Goals resource and integrate it with your existing assessment tools like the ABLLS-R® assessment . It's time to bring efficiency, clarity, and fun to your special education or speech therapy sessions!

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