I have to sit down next months witht he schools and write my sons first IEP. I am so clueless about what to include. I was wondering if anyone would mind sharing what their IEP goals were for ther child with autism when they were 3.Any help in this regard would be greatly appreciated!
Hi, I took a cue from ShelleyR's approach of writing down all her goals
and concerns about Sarah on a list for her to refer to during the meeting.
I made a thorough list of my concerns about Jasper's development and
areas that I thought needed to be worked on for each of the following
I refered to the list during the meeting so I could make sure all my
concerns were properly addressed. It really helped me be able to say
something like, "Those goals seem reasonable to me, but can we add
something about his fine motor skills...."
I could then negotiate a solution with them. I felt very comfortable
knowing nothing would be missed, and that I had a guideline to refer to
the whole time.
Last year when Jasper was 3, the kinds of things that were on his IEP
were: toileting and self-help skills, Attending to tasks with a minimal
amount of prompts, Having verbal exchanges with other kids, concrete
gross motor and fine motor skills (will be able to jump 10 times in place,
will be able to cut shapes with scissors..etc) --If you want to PM me for
more detail, please do.
I hope any of this rambling helps!
Parker just turned 3 on the 6th of this month. Here are a few of his goals...
~P will engage in interactive play within a preschool game format, waiting and taking turns appropriatly for at least one play exchange.
~P will participate in parts of simple familiar games, songs, fingerplays or routines by doing 1-2 actions in a large group with visual cues.
~P will participate in parts of simple familiar games, songs, fingerplays or routines by doing at least 1 action and filling in at least 3 words durring a large group instructional session.
~P will follow an adult's request to wait for his turn givin materials to manipulate durring the waiting period for at least 2 minutes.
~P will follow a visual timer to wait for his turn with a desired object or toy in the presence of at least one peer.
~P will identify and label at least 10 common preschool vocabulary (nouns) from a field of 3 pictures.
~P will identify and label at least 5 common actions (verbs) used during preschool routines from a field of 3 pictures.
~P will follow 5 seperate one-step instructions within familiar routines or events.
~P will follow 5 two-step instructions within familiar routines or events.
~P will communicate using at least 2 word, grammatically correct simple sentences to request or ask for assistance by verbalization and/or picture exchange.
~P will respond to and maintain a conversation initiated by an adult or peer with at least 1 on-topic exchange.
~P will engage in appropriate play with at least 3 novel objects or toys, combining objects in play.
~P will use at least 5 real objects functionally in play with common play scenarios.
~P will answer 5 "who" questions regarding character in a simple, familiar story read to him through verbalizationand/or picture exchange.
~P will answer 5 simple "what" questions reguarding actions or information presented in a simple story or in typical preschool curriculum.
~p will perform at least 2 steps of a handwashing routine independently and 1 step of a "hanging up backpack" routine.
Hope this helps![img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img]Edited by: Parkers mom
Originally Posted by foxl
Parker actually has a total of 29 goals in his IEP.
Our goals at three were things like making good sound approximation for things, sitting when asked, following a picture schedule, throwing a ball, giving eye contact, some playground goals, and safety goals. That was about it!
Thanks so much for all the replies, sorry I am slow to get back to you, I was not getting responses of messages. It is very good to see the variety of goals. I will need to sit down and write some notes to go by for sure, thanks for that suggestion!
We had just written his IFSP from his EI program, but I was afraid those goals were too basic.
In the IEP are you specifically asking for all of the services you want as well or just what goals you have for your child.This is our first IEP and I want to make it a good one.
The school he will be attending uses a picture schedule and PECs, so thats a good one to add in, this is not something we are currently doing.
Michele if you dont mind me asking what playground and safety goals did you have?
Amie - I loved the specificity of your goals for Parker. Those really help alot! Thank you!
Linda - in regards to social skills - what did you ask for as goals. Social skills and communication are 2 areas that are of key concern for us.
Thanks so much!
My son didn't have an IEP at age 3, since he wasn't even referred for evaluation until age 5 and wasn't diagnosed until age 7. So I don't have any personal experience to share, but you might want to look at my topic from yesterday "IEP goal resources."
This "must-see" IEP goal bank includes social goals that looked appropriate for preschoolers, and probably has appropriate goals in other categories, too.
Originally Posted by angelsguardme
For the playground goals were that my son would play appropriately with 2 activities on the playground for 1 minute at a time.Safety goals were set up because my son is a runner. So our goal were to practice stop and go, we're still working on that one!!!
Originally Posted by NorwayMom
That is an AWESOME site thank you!
Originally Posted by tr3ndimomma
Michele - thanks for elaborating for me! We will need safety goals like that for Aidan too!