The acronym S.M.A.R.T.E.R. can be used as a mnemonic to assist SLPs with writing Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals that align with federal and state mandates. This course explores the following concepts of the mnemonic: Specific, Measurable, Attainable within a year, Research-based, Teachable with cues and strategies, Evaluated and communicated to parents, and Relevant to common core or state standards. Examples of SMARTER IEP goals will be provided in the course to demonstrate how to use the mnemonic for best practices.
Course created on August 4, 2014
- After this course, participants will be able to define the 3 components of “individualized” for IEPs as related to goal development.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the 7 components of a SMARTER IEP goal as these align with federal mandates.
- After this course, participants will be able to write an IEP goal containing the SMARTER components.
|5-15 Minutes||Review of definitions and research|
|15-25 Minutes||Review of federal and state mandates|
|25-30 Minutes||Overview of the SMARTER mnemonic|
|30-35 Minutes||Articulation example/scenario|
|35-40 Minutes||Semantics example/scenario|
|40-45 Minutes||Syntax example/scenario|
|45-50 Minutes||Morphology example/scenario|
|50-55 Minutes||Pragmatics example/scenario|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
M.Ed, MHS CCC-SLP
Ms. Kelly Ott has 19 years of experience working in the schools in various roles: Speech Language Pathologist, regular education teacher and administrator. She brings a unique perspective to school-based intervention because she has experienced the pressures and challenges from the regular education and special education realms. Ms. Ott has served children with a diverse range of speech, language, swallowing, learning, and communication needs. She has presented at state and ASHA meetings on collaborative roles of the SLP.
Lara L. Wakefield
Dr. Lara Wakefield, CCC-SLP, has 18 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She has researched the roles of the Speech-Language Pathologists and teachers in collaborative settings related to language and literacy for 14 years in several grant -funded projects. She has been a special education advocate for families of children with special needs for the past 5 years, focusing on improving the IEP process for parents. She has presented at state and national meetings for over15 years on these topics. Dr. Wakefield has worked in a variety of settings: rehabilitation, home health, schools, and universities. She is now in private practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist and Parent Advocate at Wakefield Consultation Services, LLC.
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