Strength-Based IEP Goals



Educators and administrators may have low expectations of what kids with disabilities can accomplish. Learn how to change that mindset with strength-based IEPs, which focus on and utilize the skills our kids already have. IEP goals prioritize the skills that each child needs to learn to progress through the school year, and they should be developed with the student's long-term goals in mind. Here’s how to write appropriately challenging goals in an IEP, starting from their strengths.



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