S.M.A.R.T goals are the strength of a great IEP. When developing goals for your child's Individual Education Program always remember to think: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. Have you ever looked at your child's Goals and/or Objectives carefully? Do you understand what the specific goal is or even what it means? You should. If the goal isn't understandable to you it probably isn't to others. A goal should be written in a way that everyone understands what is being asked of the student so the teaching will be consistent. A goal should be able to be measured with documentation that is factual and direct so education is purposeful and tailored for the specific student.
Understanding the Individual Education Program assures you the confidence you need to help your child get the education they deserve as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act says you should.
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