The acronym S.M.A.R.T.E.R. can be used as a mnemonic to assist SLPs with writing 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.
- 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|
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