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The specific skill sets/behaviors to target for an IEP goal must relate directly back to the areas of need discussed in the present level of academic and functional performance (PLAFP). Each area of need discussed in the PLAFP must be addressed in
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The SMARTER Starter Guide for IEP Goals is designed for School Staff, Advocates, and Parents. It's for EVERYONE at the IEP Table. This guide can be used for professional development to train teachers, related services staff, special educators,
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This planning guide assists IEP teams with planning IEP Goals that meet all 13 federal compliance requirements. It's a time-saving structure to help teams stay on track with developing goals for students. Worksheets can be brought to IEP meetings
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This SMARTER STEPS parent questionnaire can be given to parents prior to an IEP meeting to assist them in discussing their child's strengths and interests. This questionnaire can assist parents in preparation for the meeting. Using this form helps
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The Smarter Sampler contains 38 pages of Time-Saving Tips to reduce stress for developing IEP Goals. Learn the federal compliance mandates in an easy 7-step prompting system. Contains: 1) SMARTER overview; 2) 15 Sample SMARTER Goals, 3)
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Professional Development Certificate and Reflection Page provided: This 30 minute webinar reviews the federal mandate on requiring SPECIFIC skill sets and behaviors for IEP goals. The "S" is for Specific which is the first part of the SMARTER
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The S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Steps IEP Goal template assists teams with developing legally defensible IEP goals in order to improve student outcomes. There are 13 federal mandates for IEP goals and the easy SMARTER acronym helps prompt teams to have all the
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The daily record of attendance for special education services is the basis for your data tracking records. It is proof of FAPE, delivery of specialized instruction, and meaningful benefit of educational progress. It is the foundation for the data
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"M" stands for Measurement in the SMARTER acronym of the SMARTER Steps to IEP Goals Webinar Series. This is the 3rd webinar in the series. This 35 minute webinar reviews the federal mandates on how to develop measurable goals. Examples are
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Professional Development Certificate and Reflection Page provided: This 30 minute webinar reviews the federal mandate an Attainable goals and the Results Drive Accountability mandates. This represents the "A" part of the SMARTER acronym. The
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The specific skill sets and behaviors to target for the goal must relate directly back to the areas of need discussed in the present level of academic and functional performance (PLAFP). Tracking data is an instrumental part of measuring progress
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La Guía SMARTER de Arranque es un tutorial rápido de 8 partes para el personal de la escuela y los padres. Repasa los 13 requisitos de las objetivos del Programa de Educación Individualizado (IEP) en términos claros para el lector. La jerga y las
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Communication is the KEYParents often do not know what to ask during parent-teacher conferences. They can have a variety of emotions leading up to conferences based on many factors: their own experiences with education, their child’s struggles,
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This four-page guide is a time-saver for IEP Goal development! This is designed for parents, advocates, school staff, administrators, and university professors who teach college students in education and related services fields. The S.M.A.R.T.E.R.
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This SMARTER Steps Quick Tips item is a one page hand-out to assist parents, advocates, and school staff with understanding the requirements for IEP goal development. The SMARTER prompt contains the 13 federal mandates for IEP goals in
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This SMARTER Steps Puzzle Handout is a one page graphic to assist educators, administrators, and parents with understanding the requirements for IEP goal development. The SMARTER prompt contains the 13 federal mandates for IEP goals in user-friendly
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3 SMARTER IEP Goal Samples are examples that demonstrate the SMARTER steps process. SMARTER Steps is a guide to assist special education teams for saving time on goal development. The SMARTER acronym is a prompting system that includes all 13
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This guide is developed from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and reviews the 13 federal mandates that should be included in IEP goals. The S.M.A.R.T.E.R. acronym is embedded to illustrate how we developed the process. This is
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This 1 hour recorded webinar introduces you to the overview of the SMARTER Steps system to help IEP teams develop legally compliant IEP goals. A Professional Development Reflection Summary page and Certificate of Attendance are included in the
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Parents have so much important knowledge about their child. It is often overwhelming for them to know what information can best help the teacher learn about their child. They tend to focus on the things that worry them. It is equally as important
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lara Wakefield, PhD, CCC-SLP has over 20 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist and parent advocate. She works in collaboration with Kelly Ott, MHS, MEd, CCC-SLP, who has over 20 years of experience as a therapist, administrator, and regular educator. Together, Lara and Kelly co-create various products based on the SMARTER strategy to make the IEP process less frustrating. SMARTER = Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Research-based, Teachable with cues/strategies, Evaluated and communicated to parents, and Relevant to the general education curriculum.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Lara and Kelly believe that the IEP process can be streamlined in order to make goal development easier by using a template and model examples. This will reduce stress and save time for IEP teams.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Lara and Kelly have presented their SMARTER IEP strategies nationally on speechpathology.com and ASHA conventions.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Lara Wakefield graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2007 with her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She obtained her MHS in 1995 from the University of Missouri in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Kelly Ott obtained her MHS from the University of Missouri in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 1994 and completed a second Masters in Education Administration in 2009 at Walden University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Kelly and Lara enjoy creating materials to make everyone's lives less stressful so that children with disabilities can enjoy every moment with their parents, teachers, and peers.

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