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IEP Goals

Disabilities do not define the future of our nation’s children. We are here to make sure everyone has the resources and skills to create an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that is ambitious and attainable. SMARTER Steps® is here to offer IEP help for parents, teachers, advocates, and administrators.

No matter what type of disability a child struggles with, it is important to understand that IEP goals drive everything. Goals directly determine what special services are needed, offered, and funded.  Poorly constructed goals can result in a lack of progress. Well-developed IEP goals must be specific to the child which are challenging, attainable, and measurable. When goals are properly developed, the benefits to all stakeholders are immeasurable. When goals are fragmented, everyone loses.

Constructing effective IEP goals can be daunting for all involved.  Our proprietary process meets all federal regulations and is proven effective at driving progress for students. SMARTER Steps offers an abundance of resources to help parents, educators, administrators, and advocates understand the significance of well-developed goals and guide them through the process in a simplified, 7-step process.
Like all parents, you want your child to have every advantage. As the parent of a child with a disability, you probably feel frustrated that your child has additional obstacles to overcome. Please know that you are not alone, and you are not powerless. There are things you can do throughout the IEP process to ensure your child obtains the help needed to achieve success.

Your love for children drives you to fight for the best possible outcomes for them. When it comes to advocating for your clients, everyone wants the same result, but finding a way to get there can be challenging. We have developed the tools to help you navigate success for the children and families you serve.

You want each of your students to reach their full potential and do all you can to make it happen. You have a lot on your plate and writing IEP goals can be a laborious and time intensive process. You may not have been adequately trained on goal writing strategies and may feel like you need IEP help. Now, there is a process that helps you be more time efficient and enables you to guide students to better overall achievement.

You expect a lot from your staff. Retaining teachers who continue to give their all is key to your school’s success and the success of your students. The special education laws can be confusing, and the resources for implementing appropriate goals, sparse. Not doing it well means poor student progress, disgruntled parents, teacher burnout, and possible legal complications. Our tools for creating effective IEP goals can result in improved progress for students and increased parent satisfaction. This in turn, will yield reduced anxiety for school staff and fewer instances of Due Process.
The SMARTER STEPS® Membership gives you tools and ongoing support to make your life easier. We have hand-crafted each webinar, product, and service based on 50 years of combined experience in the field of education and rehabilitation. We have worked with families and school staff to address the multiple needs of IEP teams.

Our mission is to increase optimal outcomes for children with special needs and reduce stressful parent-school disputes. We know that one of the best ways to empower parents and school staff is through IEP help, training, continuing education, and consultation.

Further, we know that “one and done” webinars are not the most successful in creating change or staying current. That’s why we provide continuous training and open communication with our members so we can customize and adapt tools for each person’s needs. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your lives to make the world a better place for children with special needs. At SMARTER Steps, your goals are our goals.

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SMARTER Steps Basic Membership: Access to IEP goal training modules, newsletters, resources, and live chats.