Targeting Language Delays: Language and Reading IEP Goals provides sequential steps in programming to meet more than 100 IEP* goals in the areas of receptive and expressive language, listening and whole word reading for verbal and non-verbal school-age students who have communication difficulties in association with development challenges such as Down Syndrome, Autism, neurological delay and hearing impairment.
This manual is for: Speech-Language Pathologists, parents, teachers, and support personnel.
Speech-Language Pathologists using this manual will be able to: - develop an appropriate IEP for students - plan therapy sessions - provide instruction for support personnel - track students' progress allowing for seamless carryover of programming from one school year to the next and over changes of support personnel.
Parents, teachers and support personnel will easily be able to follow the steps in language and reading stimulation through structured activities, games and home carryover.
Part 1 offers background and tips on teaching language skills. Part 2 contains goals, activities, games and carryover in key receptive and expressive language areas, as well as printable vocabulary lists and tracking forms. Targeted Goals: - Following directions - "Yes/no" and negative "no/not" - Vocabulary development (nouns and verbs) - Classification and categorization - Descriptors - Concepts - "Wh" questions - Listening skills (discrimination, memory and processing) - Word and sentence structure - Whole Word reading Each goal is broken down into multiple sequential steps ensuring that underlying skills are targeted before addressing more complex goals.