A starting point for the busy SLP to access hundreds of therapy goals
Goals at your fingertips
The SLP Goal Bank contains 26 different treatment areas in which an SLP may need to write a goal. Each treatment area has a wide variety of goals ranging from preliminary to advanced levels. The SLP Goal Bank allows the SLP to select goals from multiple treatment areas. Recognizing that each SLP has specific criteria to meet for each client, the SLP Goal Bank also allows the goals to be edited prior to printing or sharing. In addition, the SLP Goal Bank also allows the SLP to create unique goals in a treatment area. The SLP Goal Bank was designed specifically to help guide the busy SLP in planning and creating new and appropriate treatment goals for clients. The Goal Bank has goals for 26 different treatment areas from AAC to Writing. Each goal is customizable to allow the SLP to edit the ending level and criteria for mastery. Customization allows the SLP using SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely) goals to tailor each goal for the individual client’s needs as required.
Not only do the goals already in the bank provide a great starting point, I like the feature to add my own goals. I can add in goals as I write them, allowing me to save them in an easily-accessed location for future reference. Much easier than flipping through multiple IEPs or logging into each IEP online to try to find the goal in my mind. And with a too-big caseload, I find that I am always spending a long time on writing good goals, then having to start all over again with the next IEP because I can’t remember what I did the last time.
Of course goals have to be personalized for each client, and not treated as a one-size-fits-all. But this goal bank does not prevent that; in fact, it encourages easy editing to meet the individual needs of each client.
I like this app! I don’t think any goal bank will meet all needs but this one goes a long way to get you started for all types of disorders. I used to work in the schools but now I’m in a pediatric therapy clinic and I find I can still use the goals even though not for an actual IEP. I like that you can edit and then I usually email it to myself and cut and paste.