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Writing IEP Social Skills Goals


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Posted Jun 09, 2003 at 10:36:16 AM
Subject: Writing IEP Social Skills Goals

Hello,

I am the parent of a special needs child who has difficulty with social skills. Does anyone have any good written IEP social skills goals?

I wrote these, but they seem to just scratch the service.

Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Annual Goal:

The child will demonstrate pro-social skills that result in interactions with adults and peers by participating in-group discussions and role-playing activities to demonstrate situations as defined by the short-term objectives on 8 of 10 opportunities.

Short-Term Objectives:

1. He will understand and respond appropriately when others accidentally or intentionally do something he doesn’t like (ex. Talking loud, touching his things, etc.).
2. When frustrated, he will choose and apply one of several prior scripted strategies.
3. When wanting the attention of another person, he will wait for the appropriate time to speak.
4. He will share preferred object or activity with peer upon request with minimal adult prompting.
5. Christian will look make eye-contact when saying hello or good-bye.
6. He will continue with the Robinson H.S. peer/mentor/buddy program.
7. He will understand and respond appropriately to the nuisances of humor.

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Anonymous
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Posted:Jun 10, 2003 9:38:59 PM

As a teacher who teaches social skills, I think these goals are wonderfully stated and very appropriate.

Deb

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KarenN
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Posted:Jun 17, 2003 9:02:28 PM
Subject:Eye Contact

Question for Deb: How do you teach eye contact?

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Anonymous
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Posted:Jun 26, 2003 9:06:27 AM

Hi--I'm a sped teacher.

Your goal is very good, but make sure it is achievable. You may want to write something like "...will work toward improving pro-social behaviors"

Those objectives are a real mouthful! You may want to keep in mind that the objectives need to be measurable. How will you determine if you are accomplishing these objectives. Its tricky to measure "8 out of 10 trials" etc. You may want to write up some rubrics with the team which are charts that specifically show what you want your child to do. The child can even learn to use the rubric and score himself! This makes him more responsible for his own actions.

You may also want to slow this down a bit and rely more on the team. For example, the speech language pathologist may be able to work on the eye contact as well as the social langauge/understanding humor etc.

Good Luck!

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Anonymous
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Posted:Jun 27, 2003 11:20:24 PM

Deb,

It appears that each benchmark is its own seperate goal. If you are looking for help, I would suggest this:

First, ask your school if they can provide you with a protocol from the Social Skills Rating Scale. This should help you organize your thoughts on your son's social skills needs. If the protocol is not available, you can ask to look at the social skills inventory from the SkillStreaming series.

Next, when writing a goal, draw two lines down a page so that you create three columns. In the first column, write all the situations that tend to create social problems for your son. In the second column, write what you would like your son to DO. Finally, in the third column, write how often or how well you would like your son to display the behaviors. After all this circle two or three of these and submit them as goals. You and your team can then determine appropriate preskills (i.e., benchmarks) for each choosen skill at the IEP.

TOm

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Patty
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Posted:Jul 11, 2003 4:19:33 PM

I am a new teacher of the blind and visually impaired and would like to teach my students social skills. I am looking for a curriculum or program that would help me decide which skills to teach, how to divide them into skill steps, and teach and reinforce them throughout the year. I will be teaching 4th, 5th, or 6th grade students. I have read about Second Step as an example, but have been unable to find any specific information about what they teach, or any other program. If anyone knows of resources that I could use, I would sure appreciate the help. Thank you. Patty

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