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Posts tagged ‘Objective’

Obfuscated Objective for 3/23/2012

Today, I actually have an obfuscated objective! For those of you who have been following the board game posts but haven’t looked at the rest of the blog, I initially set out to create a blog to present objectives in the form of “what you actually write on an IEP” and “what you wanted to write on an IEP”. Due to limited inspiration, I haven’t updated with an objective in a while, but today changes that.

Today’s Obfuscated Objective is a speech objective.

What you write: “Student will create believable fictional stories that are based on real-life events.”

What you wanted to write: “When the student lies to me, he will at least tell a believable lie.”

-John

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Obfuscated Objective for 1/17/2012

Today’s Obfuscated Objective is a speech or social work objective.

What you write: “Student will actively participate in 80% of non-academic activities during the school day.”

What you wanted to write: “Student will stop sleeping during art class. And speech class. And lunch. And gym class.”

-John

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Obfuscated Objective for 12/8/2011

Today’s Obfuscated Objective is a speech objective.

What you write: “Student will infer reasonable conclusions from data of 2-3 components.”

What you wanted to write: “Student will stop insisting that he’s going to get his dad to come in and pull him from speech therapy after he is shown three IEPs for speech therapy signed by his father.”

-John

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Obfuscated Objective for 11/15/2011(with bonus shameless self-promotion!)

Before presenting today’s objective, I want to engage in some shameless self-promotion.

Over the past few months, I’ve been working on a number of side projects trying to get myself involved in writing and things other than direct speech and language treatment. The first of these projects has finally come to fruition: An iOS app for assessing dysphagia that was designed by me and Tiffani Wallace and developed by Smarty Ears Apps. The app is available now on the App Store by clicking here and will be demonstrated at the Smarty Ears booth this weekend at ASHA 2011 in San Francisco.

Now, with the product promotion over…

Today’s Obfuscated Objective is a speech objective.

What you write: “Student will use verbal language to express wants and needs at a level that is appropriate for the student’s age.”

What you wanted to write: “Student will receive speech and language services appropriate for the age the child actually is – not the older age the parents wrote on all the forms to get their four-year old enrolled in kindergarten.”

-John

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Obfuscated Objective for 10/4/2011

Today’s Obfuscated Objective is a speech objective.

What you write: “Student will attend to verbalization of his or her name given multiple verbal prompts.”

What you wanted to write: “Student will look at me. Yes, Student, at me. No, Student, not at the clock. No, Student not at Jimmy. No, Student, not at the finger paints. Student. I’m talking to you…”

-John

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Obfuscated Objective for 6/13/2011

Today’s Obfuscated Objective is a speech objective courtesy of my lovely and talented wife.

What you write: “Client will use socially appropriate word choice and vocal tone in polite conversation.”

What you wanted to write: “Client will stop being a jackass to clinicians and his family.”

-John

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Obfuscated Objective for 6/10/2011

Today’s Obfuscated Objective is a speech objective.

What you write: “Student will refer to professionals and other adults in the building by their appropriate names and titles.”

What you wanted to write: “Student will stop calling me ‘hey white man’.”

-John

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