Targeting Language Delays: IEP Goals & Activities for Students with Developmental Challenges
Many school-aged children with developmental and communication challenges need help with their listening, language, and reading skills. Targeting Language Delays explains how to teach these skills in sequential steps using more than 100 goals and activities that can be incorporated into an IEP or used for home practice.
Part 1 offers background and tips on teaching language skills; Part 2 contains goals in key language areas:
- following directions
- negative “no” & “not”
- “yes” & “no”
- vocabulary (nouns & verbs)
- classification & categorization
- descriptors (including “same” & “different”)
- “wh” questions
- listening skills (discrimination, memory & processing)
- word & sentence structure
- whole word reading
Thorough enough for SLPs, yet accessible enough for parents and teachers, this manual succinctly explains how to introduce, teach, and track the progress of each communication goal, along with suggested materials and references.