Goal setting is an integral part in teaching students (especially those with disabilities) self-determination skills. Goal setting increases the student's self-advocacy, self-efficacy, choice making, decision making, problem solving and self-awareness skills. Goal setting can be used for academic, adaptive, functional, and behavior skills.
Teaching these skills to students with disabilities especially those with autism and challenging behaviors is necessary for their success in school and life.
This packet includes 4 levels of goal setting visuals for students that correlate with the Stop and Think curriculum.
1. Using your social skills curriculum and/or instruction have your students pick a goal- a skill they need to work on.
2. Then with your students help them determine how they will meet their goals and what they need in order to do so.
3. Have your students determine their own reinforcement and system for achieving their goals.
This is a great tool to use when the students arrive at school to check-in for the day and then check-out at the end of the day to review what went well and what they need to continue to work on.
Thank you so much for checking out this resource! I hope it is beneficial to your students!