DIR-FCD IEP GOAL BANK
A guide used to support the writing of individualized DIR-FCD IEP goals
A developmental scope and sequence of goals based on typical development, adapted to reflect the developmental needs of school-aged students (ages 3 to 21).
If you are reading this you have joined our community of parents and professionals who recognize the value of including social-emotional goals into intensive intervention programs!
As the rate of students with autism and other special needs in school settings continues to rise, parents, teachers and other professionals working in educational settings are desperate for the tools to confidently meet the needs of ALL students. We are at a pivotal moment in the evolution of education, as many people recognize the need for interventions that look at overall development and build on the unique strengths of each student while strengthening weaknesses identified by the latest research in the field.
My colleagues and I have worked with individuals with autism and related differences in a variety of regular education, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), and DIR-FCD settings for over 30 years. We have consulted on school programs for a single student within a larger program, worked to implement DIR-FCD components into already existing programs, helped DIR-FCD schools and clinic programs in the initial start-up stages, supervised home programs, and provided training and consultation online to schools and programs globally.
In addition to working in a range of environments, we have worked in different professional capacities within both public and private school systems. This includes working as classroom aides, 1:1 paraprofessionals, teachers, related service providers, therapists, administrators, AND, most importantly, many of us are parents ourselves!
Over the course of these varied experiences across programs, methodologies and cultural differences, we have had the joy of collaborating on the growth and success of many students, parents and school staff, as well as learned from the many challenges that arose from changes within those systems.
I hope you will appreciate the knowledge we bring to this process - we are confident this resource will enhance your work with children and adults who need help with relating, communicating, and thinking.
Join us at our virtual Educators Conference on November 4th & 5th, as we provide educators, paraprofessionals, professionals, and parents with tools and techniques to overcome new challenges created by the pandemic and virtual learning. Strategies can be immediately applied at home, in the classroom, or while working with students with autism and special needs.
Critical takeaways include how to support individual profiles, understanding behaviors, fostering social, emotional, and cognitive growth, independence, working with teams, and ethics for respecting, communicating, and working with families.
Thanks to our loyal sponsors, we are thrilled to offer a limited number of scholarships to education staff, teachers, and paraprofessionals within New Jersey to attend for FREE. Scholarships are limited to five per school district. In addition, this conference will be recorded, and participants will have access to the conference webcasts for a limited period of time.