Monday, May 18, 2009

Goal Time

We are at Nolan's six month review for early intervention. The semi-annual review is fairly informal and just requires an update of goals (no formal testing is conducted). Nolan has met all the goals from his IFSP written at 15 months of age, with the exception of identifying verbs. We've never seen him do this, and if we ask him to point to someone "jumping" or "drinking" he has no clue. Identifying verbs will continue on as a goal.

Since he has met the rest of his goals, we drafted entirely new ones. The new goals are targeting the age of 27 months (the age he'll be at the next review):

  • Engage in appropriate conversational turn-taking without additional prompting
  • Pronounce the following consonant-vowel combinations 75% of the time: t/d/m/n/p/b
  • Nolan will expand his sign language vocabulary
  • Identify objects by function
  • Answer simple "wh" questions
  • Will ask simple questions
  • Will auditorilly discriminate sounds in structured activities from a field of six
  • Will identify and use age appropriate descriptive concepts (big/little, wet/dry, etc)
  • Will identify 15 verbs by pointing to pictures

Nolan seems to be flying through most of his goals, so I'm sure he'll meet these new ones in short order!


Lucas'Mommy said...

Sounds like you know exactly what Nolan needs! Those goals sound really great and specific. I hope he flies through them too!

Dustin, Heather and Gavin said...

Awesome Job Mom and Dad! You are your child's first and best teacher. I know your Son will do great! I hope you don't mind but I added you to my blog.
-Heather Frost
Gavin hears a who!