*This is NOT an ASHA Approved CE course


This workshop will focus on teaching the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Steps framework that IEP team professionals can use to develop IEP goals that align with legal mandates. These steps contain a variety of time-saving tips to help special education professionals understand the legal jargon to become empowered in their roles on IEP teams.  The presentation explores the following components of an IEP goal: 1) Specific; 2) Measurable; 3) Attainable; 4) Research-based; 5) Teachable; 6) Evaluated and Communicated to Parents; and 7) Relevant to State Standards. Examples of SMARTER IEP goals will be provided to demonstrate the strategy so that participants can practice and see the method used in action. Participants will take real scenarios and share situations for problem-solving within the framework so they can take back practical advice to their IEP teams.  Research on the need for compliant IEP goals will be presented related to the US Dept. of Education's most recent findings (2014) that 39 states do not meet expectations for IEP students. Implications of these findings will be discussed as it relates to federal funding being tied to test results and progress on IEP goals. Also, recent court decisions will be reviewed related to the importance of school districts developing SMARTER goals.  S.M.A.R.T.E.R. IEP goals are imperative for future special education services. 



Financial Disclosure

Presenter does not receive a monetary compensation from YGU for this course. There are no financial disclosures to report. There are products that may be referenced during this presentation.

Content Disclosure

This product will focus exclusively on the S.M.A.R.T.E.R Steps method of creating legally compliant IEP goals.

After completing this course, the student will be able to...

  1. Define the 3 components of “individualized” for IEPs as related to goal development
  2. Identify the 7 components of a SMARTER IEP goal as these align with federal mandates
  3. Write an IEP goal containing the SMARTER components using a template or district's goal page model form

Course Agenda

Agenda:

Introductions: 2 minutes

History of IEP Mandates 20 Minutes

Smarter Steps Method 20 minutes

Examples 10 minutes

Questions 8 minutes



5 Reviews

  • michelle-23

    5 days ago

    Information is good and presented in an organized way. The test is not presented well. Not all of the words to a question are available. Also, some questions say to look at the underlined section. There is no underlined part from my phone and my iPad from chrome or explorer platforms.

    morgant

    5 days ago

    jennifer-149

    5 days ago

    I have the same issues as the previous poster. I watched the webinar yesterday and the quiz was unavailable. Today, it's available but I'm unable to see the entire question and progress through the quiz. The indignation is very informative and practical and is presented in a timely and engaging manner. Thank you for compiling and providing this useful information! I'll try to take the quiz again later.

    anissa

    5 days ago

    amy-205

    5 days ago

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