89: Let’s Probe For Those Goals

Let’s Probe For Those Goals




How do you come up with relevant, functional goals for your speech students? 

If you are just choosing random goals for your students, you may struggle to see progress. 

It can be so discouraging!  

When it comes to determining goals that are actually  achievable, it is important to look at the students and evaluate their needs before setting those goals. 

There are several things you want to consider when it comes to each individual student, but how do you know what to look at? In this episode of SLP Coffee talk, I am sharing my favorite tools that you can use to evaluate your students where they are and determine what goals you want to accomplish for the school year. 

Setting the right goals can make all of the difference in speech therapy. If you choose the wrong ones, students will be frustrated and discouraged. It could lead to feelings of failure from both you and your students. 


In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • Tips for looking at the hierarchy of skills
  • Tools you can use to evaluate your students to set realistic goals
  • Seeing where your students are at and starting at that level
  • Creating IEPs based on your evaluations
  • Setting realistic, measurable, and achievable goals with your students
  • How to use probes for your evaluations


By setting realistic goals with our students, we can both progress throughout the school year with confidence and walk into our IEP meetings with our heads held high. 

I hope this episode helps you set realistic goals for your students this school year. Make sure you check out my freebie linked below which is my free critical thinking probes and also head on over to sign up for my membership if you are interested in my baseline tool!


Let’s Probe For Those Goals


Joke of the Week:

Q: What did one wall say to the other wall? 

A: I’ll meet you at the corner


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Free Critical Thinking Probes

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