Goals are the goal...

The main focus of your child's IEP should be the goals.  Without goals that meet specific criteria, you cannot measure progress.  And isn't that the entire purpose of the IEP ... to ensure that your child is making progress whether in reading, social skills development, or behavior?  Parents are always saying that their child's IEP goals are vague and make no sense.  That has to stop. Along with an upcoming workgroup session (for those in the Philadelphia/Delaware/NJ areas) on October 2nd, I'm holding two web chats (9/22 and 9/28) to discuss issues related to IEP goals and virtually anything else related to your child's IEP.  If you're interested in participating, please visit my website for more details.