Based on the textbook Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives, this course discusses the concept of measurability and how to incorporate a child’s unique needs into legally correct and clear IEP goals and measurable objectives. Case studies provide best-practice examples of goals/objectives for a variety of scenarios.
To complete this course, you will need to read Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives. If you do not already have a copy of the textbook, you can purchase it at Attainment Company
Course created on April 3, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to list the four characteristics that describe measurability.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to write a legally correct and clear IEP goal or objective that is measurable.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify examples of measurable annual goals and short-term objectives, given a child’s present level of performance.
Dr. Herr retired after teaching after 32 years in the Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences at the University of Oregon and was in the field of special education for 45 years. Throughout her career, Dr. Herr specialized in the areas of teaching students with learning disabilities, training secondary special education teachers and autism specialists, and in the impact of the law on special education. Dr. Herr taught adults with learning disabilities for seven years at the community college level before beginning her career at the University of Oregon in 1985. As a consultant, she conducted numerous workshops and made many presentations for the Oregon Association for Children and Citizens with Learning Disabilities (ACLD), the Western College Reading Association, and other professional groups. She was also a certified trainer in the University of Kansas Strategies Intervention Model and conducted in-service training for local school districts in learning strategies developed at the University of Kansas. Dr. Herr was one of the few specialists in Oregon in the area of learning disabilities assessment with adults. In addition to this book, Dr. Herr is a co-author on four other Attainment publications.
Barbara Bateman, PhD, is a nationally recognized expert in special education and in special education law. She has taught special education students in public schools and institutions, conducted research in learning disabilities, assessment, visual impairments, mental retardation, attitudes toward people with disabilities, and effective instruction for children with disabilities. She joined the faculty of the special education department at the University of Oregon in 1966 and while there also held visiting or summer appointments at several universities including the University of Virginia, the University of Maine and the University of Wisconsin.
She has authored over 100 professional articles, monographs, chapters and books. Dr.Bateman graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1976, the year before the federal special education law (then called P.L.94-142 and now known as IDEA) went into effect, and since then worked in all 50 states, serving as a hearing officer, an expert witness, a consultant to attorneys and agencies, a speaker and a teacher of special education law. Most recently, Dr.Bateman was a special education consultant in private practice.
Barbara Bateman - Financial: Barbara Bateman authored and received royalties for books/materials related to this topic. She served as a special education consultant in her private practice. Nonfinancial: No relevant relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with Attainment Company, which publishes the textbook Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives, by Barbara Bateman and Cynthia Herr.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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