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The Special Education Survival Guide by Pam & Pete Wright
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Key Question: What should the child be doing?
What areas of the general curriculum
is the child having difficulty with because of his/her disability?
What are the most important areas of
the general curriculum for the child to master?
What other areas are difficult for the
child? Consider behavior, motor, social-emotional, communication, self-help.
Purpose: To describe what a child can reasonably be expected to accomplish within 12 months with specially designed instruction and related services. Annual goals enable the child to be involved in and progress in the general curriculum. They are also intended to meet other educational needs that result from the child's disability.
Definition: An annual goal:
Writing Strategy: Describe the behavior the child will be doing when the goal is reached.
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