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					                                      Life Skills
                               IEP Goals and Objectives
Functional Academics Reading
IEP Reading Goal
    I. The student will identify personal data that have been written by others when this
       personal information appears on documents

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                1.1.   Identify his or her name when it appears in written materials.
                1.2.   Identify his or her address when it appears in written materials.
                1.3.   Identify his or her telephone when it appears in written materials.
                1.4.   Identify his or her social security number when it appears in written
                       materials.
IEP Reading Goal
    II. The student will set clocks and timers and will identify time from numerals and markings
        on watches, clocks, and timers.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                2.1.   Identify and name the time by viewing different types and styles of clocks.
                2.2.   Set a watch, a standard clock, the clock on a clock radio, the clock on a
                       VCR and the clock on a DVD.
                2.3.   Set and operate manual and electric kitchen timers and alarm clocks.

IEP Reading Goal
   III. The student will operate tools, appliances, and equipment in response to written
        information and markings on buttons, switches, dials, and gauges.

Specific Objectives
        The student, in response to written information will:

                3.1    Operate appliances and equipment involved in food storage, meal
                       preparation, and meal cleanup activities (refrigerator, food scale, toaster,
                       George Forman Grill and rotisserie, microwave, stove, oven, blender,
                       electric mixer, and dishwasher etc.).
                3.2    Operate appliances and equipment involved in maintaining clothing and
                       household linens (washer, dryer, and iron).
                3.3    Operate a telephone and a telephone answering machine.
                3.4    Operate appliances involved in grooming activities (hair dryer or blower
                       and electric or battery-operated shaver).
                3.5    Operate equipment involved in recreational/educational activities (toys and
                       games; television; radio; VCR; personal computer; DVD player, video
                       games, cassette tape player, and CD players).
                3.6    Operate equipment and other objects involved in maintaining and
                       monitoring his or her health (bathroom scale, heating pad, and
                       thermometer).
                3.7    Operate appliances and equipment involved in heating and ventilation
                       (thermostat, fan, air conditioner, and electric blanket).


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                3.8    Operate tools and appliances involved in household maintenance and
                       repairs (hand vacuum, vacuum cleaner, electric broom, and Swifter/Clorox
                       wet mops).
                3.9    Utilize information as he or she travels in the community, including
                       operating a self-service elevator and paying the correct or most efficient
                       fare when using Van Go or taxi
IEP Reading Goal
   IV. The student comprehends and responds appropriately to written information, including
       symbols, words, and phrases that appear on labels.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                4.1    Locate public bathrooms to use for washing and toileting.
                4.2    Using numeral and destination designations, identify buses for traveling in
                       and out of the community. (Van Go)
                4.3    Identify and obeys traffic signs.
                4.4    Identify and obey warning signs and avoid places designated as being
                       dangerous.
                4.5    Identify warning words on packages and obey their instructions.
                4.6    Follow instructions on cleaning labels that are found on clothing and other
                       fabrics.
                4.7    Verify size labels when purchasing clothing and household linens.
                4.8    Using information found on labels, identify the contents of containers.
                4.9    Use the size of packages and size notations to determine the quantity of
                       food and other substances in the packages.
                4.10   Using the price labels, tags, and store signs, identify the prices of items
                       being considered for purchase.
                4.11   Identify the correct value of stamps needed to mail letters and greeting
                       cards.
                4.12   Identify and comply with signs that help direct people as they move about
                       the community, such as arrows, detour signs, and signs that contain words
                       such as PUSH, PULL, ENTRANCE, EXIT, IN, and OUT.
                4.13   Identify the cost of admission at public facilities.
                4.14   Identify the types of stores or businesses by their window displays and by
                       key words on signs.
                4.15   Identify and obey storing and cooking directions found on food packages.
                4.16   Identify and obey storage and cleaning instructions found on packages
                       containing laundry and housecleaning agents.
                4.17   Locate doorbells and mailboxes of friends and relatives.
                4.18   Locate signs on doors and store windows and then use the information
                       found there to identify the days and hours when the store or business is
                       open.
                4.19   Locate public telephones and public booths.

IEP Reading Goal
    V. The student will carry out instructions written in simple notes.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                5.1    Identify the written names and/or relationship names of family members.
                5.2    Identify the written names of important objects found in and around his or
                       her school and home.
                5.3    Identify frequently used action words when they are written.
                5.4    Identify frequently used prepositions when they are written.

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                5.5   Identify the numbers 1 through 12 when they are written.
                5.6   Identify time notations.
                5.7   Identify money designations when they are written as numerals.

IEP Reading Goal
   VI. The student will locate and utilize information from simple charts, diagrams, maps, and
       menus.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                6.1   Using a calendar, identify the date, approaching dates, and previous dates.
                6.2   Use a hand-drawn map to find his or her way around the school building,
                      and use floor plan maps located in stores and office buildings.
                6.3   Use a hand-drawn map to find his or her way around the community.
                6.4   Use pubic transportation maps.
                6.5   Use diagrams to assemble objects.
                6.6   Use diagrams to make simple constructions and other arts and crafts
                      projects.
                6.7   Locate key information on posters and other informational charts.
                6.8   Locate and record information on charts used for instructional and
                      behavioral management purposed, including those used to assist the
                      student in monitoring his or progress.
                6.9   Use menus to order meals and snacks.

IEP Reading Goal
  VII. The student will locate and utilize information from directories, schedules, and bulletin
       boards.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                7.1    Locate telephone numbers in his or her personal telephone directory.
                7.2    Locate apartments by using directories located in apartment houses and
                       other homes with multiple living units.
                7.3    Locate a desired floor from a department store directory.
                7.4    Locate offices and other locations in various buildings by using their
                       directories.
                7.5    Identify times of mail pickup on mailbox schedules.
                7.6    Finds the location of foods and other items from supermarket directories.
                7.7    Identify foods and food prices from cafeteria and fast-food bulletin boards.
                7.8    Locate departure and arrival times from bus, train, and airline schedules,
                       bulletin boards, and television monitors.

IEP Reading Goal
  VIII. The student will correctly carry out directions written on equipment, machinery, games,
        toys, and items that are to be assembled.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                8.1   Operate vending machines.
                8.2   Operate coin-operated washers and dryers.
                8.3   Follow directions written on packages of food, household cleaning
                      products, and other packages and containers.
                8.4   Follow the directions provided with toys and games.

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                8.5    Follow the directions provided with objects to be assembled.

IEP Reading Goal
   IX. The student will identify key words found on employment applications and other simple
       blanks and forms, and provide the requested information.

Specific Objectives

IEP Reading Goal
    X. The student will locate and utilize written information found on bills, work time cards,
       check stubs, and store receipts.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                10.1 Pay by the due date, the correct amount for goods received and services
                     obtained.
                10.2 Identify and verify gross pay, net pay, and deduction information found on
                     paycheck stubs.
                10.3 Check store receipts to verify that they are correct and that any change
                     received is also correct.
                10.4 Verify information found on work time cards.


IEP Reading Goal
   XI. The student will locate and utilize information found in help wanted and other classified
       ads, printed advertisements, brochures, pamphlets, and other written materials.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                11.1 Locate information in help wanted and other classified sections of
                     newspapers and magazines and use the information in seeking
                     employment and making purchases.
                11.2 Locate information of interest in printed advertisements and use the
                     information to purchase goods and services.
                11.3 Review pamphlets, brochures, and manuals and use the information to
                     make decisions on recreational, educational, vocational, and other
                     activities.

IEP Reading Goal
  XII. The student will seek the assistance of a responsible person to decode and explain,
       when necessary, printed and written material that he or she is unable to read.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                12.1 Identify when he or she is experiencing difficulty in decoding and /or
                     comprehending written materials,
                12.2 Identify persons who are able and willing to assist him or her in decoding
                     and interpreting written materials and seek the assistance of these
                     individuals at appropriate times.




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Functional Academics Writing

IEP Writing Goal
    I. The student will write his or her personal data, needs, and thoughts with such clarity that
       they are communicated readily to readers.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                1.1    Print his or her name and write his or her signature.
                1.2    Write his or her parent’s names in manuscript.
                1.3    Write the date in its various forms.
                1.4    Write his or her address in manuscript.
                1.5    Write his or her age and birth date using numerals, abbreviations, and
                       words.
                1.6    Correctly address envelopes, postcards, and packages to be mailed
                1.7    Write shopping and other lists in manuscript.
                1.8    Write notes and other simple correspondence in manuscript.
                1.9    Identify key words, abbreviations, and symbols (FIRST NAME, LAST
                       NAME, MAIDEN NAME, M.I.; ADDRESS; DATE; HOME TELEPHONE #,
                       WORK TELEPHONE #; BIRTHDATE; SOCIAL SECURITY #; SEX – M OR
                       F; MARITAL STATUS – M, S, W, OR D; PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT
                       RECORD; PARENTS’ NAMES; REFERENCES; ACCOUNT NUMBERS;
                       DEPOSIT; WITHDRAWAL; CASH; etc.) found on employment
                       applications, deposit and withdrawal slips, checks, mail order forms, and
                       other simple blanks and forms and provide the requested information.


Functional Academics Math
IEP Math Goal
    I. The student will acquire those basic arithmetic skills that facilitate independence in
       functional situations.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                1.1  Match objects to objects (one-to-one correspondence).
                1.2  Count with meaning.
                1.3  Identify and match numerals.
                1.4  Match objects that occur in pairs.
                1.5  Identify the basic shapes of a circle, triangle, square, and rectangle when
                     they have functional relevance.
                1.6 Discriminate between left and right.
                1.7 Use a number line.
                1.8 Identify the ordinal positions of people and objects.
                1.9 Follow oral directions involving a sequence of steps described in their
                     ordinal sequence.
                1.10 Identify numerals of personal importance (such as birth date, age, address,
                     telephone number, and social security number) when this information
                     appears on written materials and documents.
                1.11 Write numerals when supplying personal data on various forms and
                     documents.


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                1.12 Identify the written expression for numerals when it appears in written
                     materials.
                1.13 Write the written expression for numerals when requested to do so on
                     checks, deposit and withdrawal slips, and other financial transactions.
                1.14 Identify the fractions ½, 1/3, and ¼ when they occur alone and when they
                     are part of simple mixed numbers.
                1.15 Correctly compute simple subtraction problems when presented with
                     various terms for adding: plus, ore, add, and sum.
                1.16 Correctly compute simple subtraction problems when presented with
                     various terms for subtracting: take away, minus, and subtract.
                1.17 Use the process signs (-) and (+) in addition and subtraction when given
                     simple arithmetic problems.
                1.18 Identify and use numbers appearing on common equipment, appliances,
                     and materials.

IEP Math Goal
    II. The student will acquire those skills necessary for participating successfully and
        independently in cash transactions.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                2.1   Identify and name coins: penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and half-dollar.
                2.2   Identify the money symbols: cent sign, dollar sign, and decimal point.
                2.3   Convert one denomination of coins into another denomination (e.g., five
                      pennies equal one nickel).
                2.4   When making purchases, determine that coins received as change are the
                      correct amount.
                2.5   Identify and name 1, 5, and 10-dollar bills.
                2.6   Use currency when making purchases.
                2.7   Use a combination of coins and currency when making purchases and
                      verify any change received.

IEP Math Goal
    III. The student will acquire functional measurements skills that facilitate independence in
         various measurement activities.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                3.1   Discriminate between large and small and big and little items.
                3.2   Discriminate between short and tall and short and long.
                3.3   Discriminate between full and empty.
                3.4   Use ruler to measure the dimension of objects and things.
                3.5   Use measuring cups and spoons in cooking and other functional activities.
                3.6   Use a scale to measure his or her weight and a food scale to measure in
                      food preparation activities.
                3.7   Uses a yardstick and a measuring tape to measure length, width, depth,
                      and height.
                3.8   Measure objects and recipe items using whole numbers, fractions (1/2, 1/3,
                      and ¼), and mixed numbers.
                3.9   Estimate size, distance, and quantity.




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IEP Math Goal
  IV. The student will acquire those functional time measurement skills that facilitate time
       management.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                4.1  Identify and name specific times of day (morning, afternoon, and night) and
                     match the time of day with appropriate activities.
                4.2 Identify and name the days of the week.
                4.3 Identify and name the months of the year.
                4.4 Identify and name the current day and date.
                4.5 Identify and name the current season and the other seasons in sequence.
                4.6 Identify his or her birthday and birth date.
                4.7 Identify and name the major holidays.
                4.8 Identify and name clocks and watches.
                4.9 Identify and name the time by hour and half-hour on different types of
                     clocks and watches (digital, wrist, numeral, etc).
                4.10 Be punctual to school, leisure-time, and other appointments and scheduled
                     activities.


Career/Vocational

IEP Career/Vocational Goal
    I. The student will acquire those skills necessary to competitively apply for work.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                1.1    Identify the skills required in job descriptions and/or brochures.
                1.2    Locate the help wanted section of newspapers and identify job offerings
                       appropriate to his or her interests, needs, and skills.
                1.3    Identify common abbreviations used in the help wanted sections of
                       newspapers and determines what they mean.
                1.4    Locate job announcement information found on business bulletin boards, in
                       work pamphlets, at state and local job banks, and at employment agencies.
                1.5    Obtain a job application form and identify keywords that request personal
                       data information, including name, address, telephone number, Social
                       Security number and birth date.
                1.6    Obtain and review all job-related brochures and forms, including health
                       insurance, pension information, holiday schedules, and other components
                       in an employee benefits package.

Career/Vocational Goal
   II. The student will acquire those skills that allow him or her to get ready for work.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                2.1 Use a calendar to identify work days and holidays when he or she does not
                    have to go to work.



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                2.2 Follow a daily wake-up schedule that makes it possible for him or her to
                    wash, dress, and groom him- or herself and be ready for work on time.
                2.3 Identify time by the hour, half-hour, and other intervals, on clocks and
                    watches, to be prepared to leave for work on time.
                2.4 Select the type of clothing and accessories needed from a specially prepared
                    work-clothing list for specific jobs.
                2.5 Use toiletries and grooming aids according to the directions appearing on
                    them.
                2.6 Prepare a nutritious breakfast from recipes and other written sources.

Career/Vocational Goal
   III. The student will acquire those skills that allow him or her to go to work.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                3.1    Meet buses, car pools, and shuttle services after reviewing written
                       departure schedules.
                3.2    Pay the correct fare on a taximeter when using a taxi (in special instances)
                       to go to work, and tips the driver appropriately.
                3.3    Take the correct bus or other public transportation to work, using numeral
                       and destination signs on public transportation vehicles.
                3.4    Select alternate routes to get to work.
                3.5    Obey traffic signs and signals and follow prescribed routes while driving to
                       work.
                3.6    Locate the building or plant in which he or she works using street signs and
                       address designations on buildings.
                3.7    Obey signs on entrance doors leading to the workplace.
                3.8    Operate the buttons on self-service elevators and go to the exact location
                       of his or her job.

Career/Vocational Goal
   IV. The student will follow work rules and policies.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                4.1    Locate the number of his employer or employer representative in his or her
                       personal telephone directory and call that person if unable to report to work
                       or when he or she will be late.
                4.2    Follow directions on the time clock and time card and verify the time card
                       after punching in and out to make certain it had been correctly stamped.
                4.3    Identify work clothing, shop coats, and other personal items by nametags
                       and labels.
                4.4    Obey health rules pertinent to his or her job.
                4.5    Obey safety rules pertinent to his or her job.
                4.6    Follow the directions and safety instructions on flammable and other
                       dangerous substances with which he or she works.
                4.7    Follow posted directions and routing signs for fire escape procedures and
                       use them during a fire emergency and fire drill.
                4.8    Follow the operating and safety instructions for electric tools, appliances,
                       and machinery used on the job.
                4.9    Locate signs leading to the supervisor, nurse, or other significant persons
                       offices and go there when necessary.




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Career/Vocational Goal
   V. The student will demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills in the workplace.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                5.1  Review work memos and, when appropriate, share key information found
                     on them with coworkers.
                5.2 Select a personal label or rebus and put it on his or her property.
                5.3 Leave personal belongings, food, or special work articles in his or her
                     locker or other assigned storage area.
                5.4 Follow the posted rules and/or procedures for returning tools, equipment,
                     and unused materials to assigned areas, tool rooms, or sheds.
                5.5 On a voluntary basis, participate as an observer or participant in work
                     sports activities.
                5.6 On a voluntary basis, takes his or her turn in treating coworkers to coffee
                     and /or other beverages and snacks, as is the customary practice of the
                     work group.
                5.7 Locate restrooms, telephones, exits and entrances to snack bars, and
                     cafeterias by signs designating these areas, and use them appropriately.
                5.8 Operate vending machines as desired during breaks and when
                     appropriate, shares contents with coworkers or friends.
                5.9 Share company newspapers, bulletins, and magazines during leisure
                     breaks.
                5.10 Function in teams and work well with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Career/Vocational Goal
   VI. The student will understand his or her compensation for work and develop a bill paying
       and savings plan.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                6.1    Check the gross amount of his or her paycheck and compare it to time
                       worked and pay rate.
                6.2    Locate on the pay stub and verifies correctness of deduction information
                       and net pay.
                6.3    Open a saving account in a financial institution.
                6.4    Open a checking account and use it for depositing a portion of his or her
                       salary for paying bills.

Recreation & Leisure

IEP Recreational and Leisure Goal
    I. The student will participate in play activities and choose from and participates a variety of
       games of leisure.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                1.1    Participate in games of make-believe and role-playing.
                1.2    Select durable and safe toys and games.
                1.3    Engage in water play.
                1.4    Participate in low-activity games.
                1.5    Participate in high-activity games.


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                1.6    Participate in target games.
                1.7    Participate in balance games.
                1.8    Participate in table games.
                1.9    Participate in card games.
                1.10   Participate in games of chance.
                1.11   Participate in strategy games.
                1.12   Participate in real-life games.
                1.13   Participate in knowledge and word games.
                1.14   Choose a variety of toys and games.
                1.15   Participate in multiple types of video games.

IEP Recreational and Leisure Goal
    II. The student will engage in sports and activities of physical fitness.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                2.1  Ride a bicycle.
                2.2  Participate in roller or in-line skating activities individually, with friends,
                     and/or as part of a team.
                2.3 Participate as a spectator or active participant in water sports.
                2.4 Participate in boating activities.
                2.5 Participate in snow sports.
                2.6 Participate in mountain sports activities.
                2.7 Participate in exercise and physical fitness activities.
                2.8 Participate as a spectator at sports events.
                2.9 Participate in two-person sports.
                2.10 Participate in team sports.
                2.11 Participate in aerobics.

IEP Recreational and Leisure Goal
    III. The student will participate in camping and diverse outdoor activities.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                3.1    Engage in a variety of activities using park and playground facilities and
                       equipment.
                3.2    Participate in fishing activities.
                3.3    Participate in camping activities.
                3.4    Participate in outdoor cooking activities.
                3.5    Engage in diverse outdoor activities, including operating a lantern and
                       camp stove; using utensils, such as a knife, an ax, and a compass; and
                       tying ropes.

IEP Recreational and Leisure Goal
    IV. The student will use information from the study of nature to engage in relevant leisure
        activities

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                4.1    Plan and go on a walk and/or hiking trip.
                4.2    Participate in nature exploration activities.
                4.3    Raise and care for houseplants.
                4.4    Raise and care for a pet.

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                 4.5   Collect leaves, rocks, and shells for a collection, crafts, and/or decorating
                       projects.
                 4.6   Engage in photography and other art experiences based on natural
                       themes.




IEP Recreational and Leisure Goal
    V. The student will identify activities and opportunities to use as hobbies.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                 5.1   Select and pursue a hobby involving the creation of tangible objects and
                       items.
                 5.2   Select and pursue a hobby involving the acquisition of collections and
                       collectibles.

IEP Recreational and Leisure Goal
    VI. The student will select craft activities to promote engagement in leisure and hobby
        activities.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                 6.1   Engage in food crafts.
                 6.2   Engage in craft activities involving various materials, such as fibers, wood,
                       plastics, and fabrics.
                 6.3   Engage in model and craft making involving the use of kit materials.

IEP Recreational and Leisure Goal
    VII. The student will engage in performing and visual arts.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                 7.1   Engage in fine art activities.
                 7.2   Engage in musical activities as a participant.
                 7.3   Engage in musical activities as a listener-spectator.
                 7.4   Participate in creative dramatics and in plays and play productions.

IEP Recreational and Leisure Goal
    VIII. The student will seek a variety of entertainment and cultural opportunities.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                 8.1   Engage in quiet activities, such as looking at picture books and magazines,
                       playing electronic games, and listening to the radio or stereo.
                 8.2   Watch television, videotapes, and discs.
                 8.3   Play games on computer, television, or hand-held machines.
                 8.4   Plan and host a party.
                 8.5   Go to fast food restaurants, cafeterias, snack shops, and other restaurants.
                 8.6   Attend movies, puppet shows, concerts and plays.

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                8.7  Plan and participate in picnics, outings, and excursions.
                8.8  Participate in special events, such as holiday parties, programs, dances,
                     and the Special Olympics.
                8.9 Locate and participate in clubs, special-interest groups, and events
                     sponsored by schools, recreation councils, and community groups, such as
                     scouts/Indian Guides, 4-H clubs, and garden clubs.
                8.10 Take vacations and go on other trips.
                8.11 Visit relatives, friends and neighbors.




Personal Management/ Self Care

IEP Self Care Goal
    I. The student will be functionally independent in toileting, provided there are no physical or
        developmental reasons for not being trained.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:
                 1.1 When requiring supervision or assistance, indicates in an acceptable
                      manner, the need to go to the bathroom.
                 1.2 When independent in toileting, closes the bathroom door and/or stall for
                      privacy.
                 1.3 Remove, lower, unfasten, and/or open appropriate clothing before toileting.
                 1.4 When appropriate, either raise the toilet seat for voiding or use a urinal.
                 1.5 Sit on the toilet seat for eliminating or for voiding.
                 1.6 Wipe appropriately after voiding or eliminating.
                 1.7 Flush the toilet after wiping, or flushes the urinal after voiding.
                 1.8 Wash and dry hands after toileting.
                 1.9 Dress and/or arrange clothing after toileting.
                 10.0 Locate and use a bathroom or public restroom independently and safely.

IEP Self Care Goal
    II. The student will be functionally independent in drinking and eating skills in a manner that
        allows for optimal performance in diverse situations.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                2.1    Drink from a bottle or cup.
                2.2    Drink through a straw.
                2.3    Drink from a glass.
                2.4    Drink from a container.
                2.5    Drink from a water fountain.
                2.6    Eat with a spoon in an appropriate manner.
                2.7    Eat with a fork in an appropriate manner.
                2.8    Use a knife appropriately during eating activities.
                2.9    Use a napkin appropriately.
                2.10   Eat in a safe and socially acceptable manner.

IEP Self Care Goal
    III. The student will be functionally independent in dressing and undressing skills in a
         manner that allows for optimal performance in diverse situations.




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Specific Objectives
        The student will:
                 3.1 Put on and remove clothing with no fasteners.
                 3.2 Put on and remove clothing with zippers.
                 3.3 Put on and remove clothing with snaps.
                 3.4 Put on and remove clothing with buttons.
                 3.5 Put on and remove clothing with hooks and eyes.
                 3.6 Put on and remove clothing with Velcro fasteners.
                 3.7 Adjust clothing when necessary.
                 3.8 Choose clothing appropriate for the weather.
                 3.9 Choose clothing appropriate to the time of day, situation and occasion.

IEP Self Care Goal
    IV. The student will be functionally independent in personal cleanliness and grooming in a
        manner that allows for optimal performance in diverse situations.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                4.1    Control drooling when physically able.
                4.2    Control the water flow or adjusts the water temperature for washing hands
                       and face.
                4.3    Wash and dry hands and face.
                4.4    Wash underarms and uses deodorant.
                4.5    Brush and floss teeth and rinse mouth.
                4.6    Clean and care for nails.
                4.7    Wipe and blow nose.
                4.8    Take a sponge bath.
                4.9    Bath in a tub.
                4.10   Take a shower.
                4.11   Wash and dry hair.
                4.12   Comb, set, and/or style hair or have it done professionally.
                4.13   Shave face or body hair when appropriate.
                4.14   Use facial blemish treatments when needed.
                4.15   Apply makeup when appropriate.
                4.16   Use and care for eyeglasses, hearing aids, and prosthetic devices when
                       appropriate.
                4.17   Care for herself during menstruation.


Personal Management/ Household Management & Living Skills

IEP Household Management and Living Skills Goal
    I. The student will be functionally independent in planning meals and in purchasing, storing,
       and preparing food in a manner that allows him or her to perform optimally.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                1.1    Plan nutritious meals and snacks.
                1.2    Purchase the food needed for nutritious meals and snacks.
                1.3    After shopping, store food in appropriate places before eating and cooking.
                1.4    Open and close food packages without the use of tools.
                1.5    Open food package using various can and bottle openers.


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                1.6    Throw out food that is spoiled or contaminated.
                1.7    Effectively and safely use kitchen utensils.
                1.8    Prepare simple, nutritious snacks or parts of meals that require no heating
                       or cooking.
                1.9    Effectively and safely operate major appliances, including a stove,
                       microwave oven, and dishwasher.
                1.10   Effectively and safely operate simple appliances used in cooking.
                1.11   Prepare simple, nutritious snacks or parts of meals requiring heating or
                       minimal cooking.
                1.12   Prepare simple, nutritious meals using cooking utensils and appliances.
                1.13   Set the table for serving informal meals.
                1.14   Wash, dry, and store kitchen equipment, dishes, glasses, and silverware.
                1.15   Store unused and /or leftover food in appropriate wrappings, containers
                       and places.

IEP Household Management and Living Skills Goal
    II. The student will be functionally independent in purchasing and maintaining his or her
        clothes in a manner that allows him or her to perform optimally.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                2.1    Purchase needed clothes.
                2.2    Clean his or her clothes, linens, and towels.
                2.3    Sew and mends his or her clothes.
                2.4    Send his or her clothes to an appropriate person or place for cleaning,
                       major repairs, and/ or alterations.
                2.2    Store clothes after purchasing or cleaning.
                2.3    Pack clothes for trips and outings.

IEP Household Management and Living Skills Goal
    III. The student will be functionally independent in caring for his or her living quarters,
         appliances, and furnishings in a manner that allows him or her to perform optimally.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                3.1    Purchase appropriate equipment and materials necessary for the
                       maintenance of his or her living quarters.
                3.2    Appropriately use the appliances needed to keep his or her living quarters
                       clean.
                3.3    Use clean materials appropriately.
                3.4    Store small appliances and cleaning materials in appropriate places.
                3.5    Follow a schedule for general house cleaning.
                3.6    Appropriately use furniture and household accessories.
                3.7    Make his or her own bed.
                3.8    Make minor household repairs.
                3.9    Seek appropriate help for repairs to household appliances and accessories
                       when necessary.


IEP Household Management and Living Skills Goal
    IV. The student will operate simple appliances, objects, conveniences, and home
        accessories.




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Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                 4.1    Plug in and unplug appliances.
                 4.2    Use light switches and switches that turn appliances and conveniences on
                        and off.
                 4.3    Lock and unlock catches, locks, and chains on doors.
                 4.4    Pick up and dials a regular or push-button phone and engage in a
                        telephone conversation.
                 4.5    Raise, lower, and adjust venetian blinds and window shades.
                 4.6    Open and close cabinets, cupboards, drawers, and doors.
                 4.7    Use cooking utensils, including pots, pans, and kettles.
                 4.8    Operate small and large electrical appliances.
                 4.9    Use bathroom facilities and accessories.
                 4.10   Use grooming accessories and appliances.
                 4.11   Wind and set clocks.
                 4.12   Operate recreational appliances for entertainment and information,
                        including video games, televisions, radios, stereos, CD players, and VCR
                        recorders and tapes/disks.
                 4.13   Adjust thermostats.
                 4.14   Operate cleaning equipment and appliances.
                 4.15   Uses coin-operated machines and equipment.
                 4.16   Operate ticket machines found in bakeries, supermarkets, and stores.
                 4.17   Use self-service elevators.
                 4.18   Use personal aids.
                 4.19   Put on and adjust jewelry.



Communication

IEP Communication Goal
    I.   The student will acquire the oral communication skills that will facilitate successful
         performance in various learning situations.

Specific Objective
        The student will:

                 1.1  Continue a behavior when praised, encouraged, and otherwise orally
                      reinforced.
                 1.2 Stop an undesirable or inappropriate behavior when asked or warned to do
                      so.
                 1.3 Respond appropriately to oral commands.
                 1.4 Respond correctly to oral instructions.
                 1.5 Obey the commands and instructions of others in emergency situations.
                 1.6 Ask for clarification and further explanation when needed.
                 1.7 Provides assistance to others who request it and ask for assistance when
                      needed.
                 1.8 Ask for desired object, toy or game and needed instructional materials and
                      equipment.
                 1.9 Reinforce peers and others who are performing or behaving in an
                      appropriate or successful manner.
                 1.10 Inform others when he or she is ill, not feeling well, or in pain.



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                1.11 Indicates desire to free play and other activities, snack preferences, and
                     food served at school breakfast and lunch.
                1.12 Deliver oral message to others.
                1.13 Identify desired objects from the school library and from a school or
                     training-site store or commissary.
                1.14 Share his or her thoughts and feelings with others in simple conversational
                     exchanges.
                1.15 Internalize and follow activity schedules and obey rules and regulations
                     that have been discussed and described orally and behave accordingly.

IEP Communication Goal
    II. The student will acquire the oral communication skills that will facilitate success
        performance in diverse interpersonal and social interactions.


Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                2.1    Use language courtesies.
                2.2    Apologize for accidental mishaps and inappropriate behavior.
                2.3    Join others in singing activities at parties and social events and during
                       religious services, when appropriate.
                2.4    Request and follow directions and instructions and provide directions and
                       instructions to others upon request.
                2.5    Seek and provide comfort, advice, guidance, and counsel.
                2.6    Express needs, feelings, and thoughts and respond appropriately to the
                       expression of wants, feelings, and thoughts of others.
                2.7    Express himself or herself with intelligible speech and in the language
                       patterns expected of adults who are successfully functioning in the
                       community.

IEP Communication Goal
    III. The student will acquire the oral communication skills that will facilitate success
         performance in work situations.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                3.1    Respond appropriately to oral directions and instructions given by work
                       supervisors and ask for clarification and further explanation when needed.
                3.2    Continue a behavior when praised, encouraged, or otherwise orally
                       reinforced and stop an undesirable or inappropriate behavior when asked
                       or warned to do so.
                3.3    Provide assistance to supervisors and co-workers when appropriate and
                       seek the assistance of co-workers and supervisors when needed.
                3.4    Internalize and follow work schedules and obey work rules and regulations.
                3.5    Ask for needed work materials and equipment when they are not readily
                       available.
                3.6    Inform the appropriate individual when he or she will be late or will be
                       absent for work.
                3.7    Transmit messages to co-workers and supervisors when asked to do so.
                3.8    Share his or her thoughts and feelings with co-workers in simple
                       conversational exchanges and express to co-workers and supervisors any
                       concerns or grievances about work conditions, including safety and health
                       factors.


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                3.9  Discuss salary, fringe benefits, promotion, and other work related matters
                     with supervisors.
                3.10 Provide appropriate information, including work history and qualifications,
                     to a prospective employer in a job interview.


IEP Communication Goal
    IV. The student will acquire the oral communication skills that will facilitate success
        performance in various leisure-time pursuits.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                4.1    Follow instructions for playing with toys and indoor games.
                4.2    Follow instructions for engaging in outdoor games, sports, and physical
                       fitness activities.
                4.3    Accept oral invitations form others to participate in various leisure-activities.
                4.4    Make plans, in concert with others, for various recreational activities.
                4.5    Invite family members, friends, and neighbors to join him or her in various
                       leisure-time activities, including games and sports, entertainment and
                       sports events, shopping, and social events.
                4.6    Engage in the communication involved in participating in various leisure-
                       time events, for example, responding to and giving football play
                       information, answering questions in a table game, or discussing items seen
                       on a nature hike or walk.
                4.7    Purchase needed materials and equipment, including art-and-crafts,
                       hobby, and sports equipment, clothing, and materials.
                4.8    Make the arrangements for specific recreational activities, including
                       purchasing tickets to and making inquiries about and reservations for
                       sports and diverse entertainment events.


IEP Communication Goal
    V. The student will acquire the oral communication skills that will facilitate success
       performance as a member of a community.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                5.1    Comprehend, internalize, and obey the laws and regulations that have
                       been established for the community.
                5.3    Comprehend, internalize, and obey the regulations of public and private
                       agencies in the community.
                5.4    Use a telephone to obtain help during an emergency.
                5.5    Seek the help of police, special police, and security guards during a
                       potentially dangerous or life-threatening situation or when a crime is taking
                       place or has taken place.
                5.6    Comprehend and internalize his or her rights as a citizen and special rights
                       as a person with disabilities and make certain that he or she is not denied
                       those rights.




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IEP Communication Goal
    VI. The student will acquire the oral communication skills that will facilitate successful
        performance as a consumer of goods and services and as a participant in various
        financial transactions.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                6.1    Make needed purchases of food; clothing and household linens;
                       medicines, medications, vitamins, and minerals; grooming and personal
                       hygiene materials and equipment; educational, assistive, and prosthetic
                       devices; household cleaning and maintenance products and equipment;
                       furniture, accessories, and appliances; cooking, serving, and eating
                       utensils; entertainment and other recreational materials and equipment;
                       indoor and outdoor plants; and pets and pet supplies.
                6.2    Contact and arrange for needed services, including medical and health
                       services, non-health-related professional services (e.g., attorneys,
                       counselors, and consumer advocates), repair persons, grooming and
                       physical fitness services, and services from private and public agencies
                       and companies.
                6.4    Engage in financial transactions with bank personnel.
                6.5    Rent or purchase suitable living quarters.
                6.6    Purchase needed insurance from insurance agents or agencies.
                6.7    Communicate with an appropriate individual for the purpose of completing
                       relevant tax forms.
                6.8    Negotiate agreements and contractual relationships.
                6.9    Engage in an investment program with an appropriate investment adviser.

IEP Communication Goal
    VII. The student will acquire the oral communication skills that will facilitate successful
         interactions as a traveler within the community.

Specific Objectives
        The student will:

                7.1    Ask for and follow directions, while traveling in the community, relevant to
                       various places of interest, including work sites, and to businesses and
                       agencies when conducting personal business, whether walking (with or
                       without assistive devices) or using public or private transportation.
                7.2     Ask for and follow directions to public restrooms, public telephones,
                       drinking fountains, mailboxes, and other public conveniences.
                7.3     Seek the assistance, when needed, of transportation workers when using
                       public and private transportation.
                7.4    Ask and follow directions to desired locations in various buildings (e.g.,
                       office buildings, museums, and flea markets) shopping centers and malls,
                       and sports or entertainment arenas and stadiums.
                7.5    Provide directions and assistance to other travelers when requested.
                7.6    Plan with others for social, leisure, and vacation trips in the community and
                       to other locations outside of his or her immediate community.




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Interpersonal

IEP Interpersonal Goal

    I.   The student will function as optimally as possible in diverse interpersonal and social
         situations.

Specific Objective
        The student will:

                 1.1    Practice good sportsmanship during play and in other leisure-time activities
                        and accept responsibility for his or her actions.
                 1.2    Control his or her temper when angry; express anger in an appropriate
                        way.
                 1.3    Respond positively to constructive criticism.
                 1.4    Cope with rejection and ignore or express his or her annoyance in
                        constructive ways if belittled or ridiculed.
                 1.5    Dress and groom him or herself according to the social situation.
                 1.6    Work cooperatively with others in group projects and work situations in a
                        supportive and facilitative manner.
                 1.7    Complete assigned tasks and otherwise fulfill assigned duties and
                        obligations.
                 1.8    Arrive on time to scheduled appointments, and meetings and attends
                        regularly when attendance is required or expected.
                 1.9    Return borrowed materials, equipment, money, and other items.
                 1.10   Reciprocate for the kindnesses and generosity of others.
                 1.11   Behave in an acceptable manner with people of all ages, of both sexes,
                        and from different cultural groups.
                 1.12   Respect the property, privacy, and civil rights of others.
                 1.13   Participate in projects of benefit to the community.
                 1.14   Obey all pertinent rules, regulations, and laws.

IEP Interpersonal Goal
    II. The student will function as optimally as possible in diverse interpersonal and social
        situations that depend on effective oral communication.

Specific Objective
        The student will:

                 2.1    Greet and bid farewell to others in a socially acceptable manner.
                 2.2    Introduce him or herself at appropriate time and in acceptable ways.
                 2.3    Ask for help in an appropriate way and only when needed.
                 2.4    Compromise when necessary and “iron out” problems that occur in
                        interpersonal and social situations.
                 2.5    Communicate successfully with others during play and work situations.
                 2.4    Engage in simple conversations (small talk) while observing the implicit
                        rules of polite conversation.
                 2.5    Express his or her feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and opinions in socially
                        acceptable way and in a non-threatening and constructive manner.
                 2.6    Communicate successfully in acquiring and maintaining friendships.
                 2.7    Communicate and interact differently with significant individuals in his or
                        her life and with persons who are acquaintances or strangers.
                 2.8    Provide assistance to others, when appropriate, in emergency situations.



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IEP Interpersonal Goal
    III. The student will refrain from engaging in disturbing, distracting, destructive, and self-
         destructive behavior.

Specific Objective
        The student:
                 3.1 Will not engage in distracting mannerisms and other disconcerting self-
                     stimulatory behaviors.
                 3.2 Will not engage in behaviors that are disturbing, distracting, or obnoxious
                     to others.
                 3.3 Will not engage in self-destructive behavior.
                 3.4 Will not engage in behavior injurious of others.
                 3.5 Will not engage in behavior destructive of the property and possessions of
                     others.
                 3.6 Will not engage in behavior exploitive of others.

Community

IEP Community Goal
   I.       The student will demonstrate their ability to access community resources.
Specific Objective
        The student:
                 1.1 Will follow familiar purchasing routine with assistance (without assistance).
                 1.2 Will demonstrate socially acceptable behavior in the community
                 1.3 Will use community services (post office, library, DMV etc.) with assistance
                     (without assistance)
                 1.4 Will purchase items in a familiar store.
                 1.5 Will participate in helping activities.
                 1.6 Will share recreational items and classroom resources.
                 1.7 Will shop for a variety of items.
                 1.8 Will participate in organized school or community service activities.
                 1.9 Will shop for personal clothing items knowing own sizes.

IEP Community Goal
    II.      The student will demonstrate their ability to get about safely in the environment,
             including the ability to participate in general community activities

Specific Objective
        The student:
                 2.1.1 Will locate familiar school places (nurse, library, vice principal, cafeteria,
                       elective classes etc.).
                 2.2 Will identify home address
                 2.3 Will identify address and phone number.
                 2.4 Will carry identification in wallet
                 2.5 Will practice safety rules with reminders.
                 2.6 Will practice safety rules without reminders.
                 2.7 Will follow pedestrian signs and conventions.
                 2.8 Will identify rules regarding interactions with strangers
                 2.9 Will be able to use appropriate transportation.
                 2.10 Will follow safety rules
                 2.11 Will read and follow safety signs
                 2.12 Will demonstrate pedestrian skills.
                 2.13 Will practice stranger safety




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Some Suggested Procedures
    Identifying the meaning of words in context
    Recording personal responses in journals
    Reading road signs
    Reading building signs
    Reading textbook instructions
    Reading emergency directions
    Reading job/school assignment
    Reading to play a game
    Assembling an item
    Preparing food
    Making a garment
    Operating an appliance
    Using a voting machine
    Providing care for children
    Administering first aid
    Reading packages/containers
    Reading maps and transportation schedules
    Identifying vocabulary words
    Reading want ads
    Reading work schedule
    Reading a calendar
    Identifying information on a calendar
    Identifying information from a newspaper ad
    Reading a newspaper ad
    Reading information on medical forms
    Identifying information from a bill
    Identifying information from a sales slip
    Identifying information from a bank statement
    Reading a bank statement
    Writing information on school forms
    Writing information on application forms
    Writing information on bank forms
    Writing information on tax forms
    Writing information on medical forms
    Writing information on insurance forms
    Rough draft writing
    Developing personal editing guide/checklist
    Editing own work
    Peer editing
    Expanding sentences with clauses and phrases
    Using computer spell and grammar check
    Writing a personal letter
    Writing letter to request information
    Daily math activities
    Teacher-made assessments
    Math journal




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Suggested Criteria for goals and objectives
     % accuracy                                                  % baseline
     % improvement                                               % of the time
     % mastery                                                   % of the class period
once                                                             % of the day
twice                                                            % of the class
three times                                                      % fluency
with     % success                                          with      % mastery
with no errors                                              with (#) of errors
with     seconds of verbal cues                             for       minutes
within      minutes                                         solves         problems
completes      in       minutes                             with      accuracy
     out of    experiences                                       of        times
     consecutive times                                           of        trials
score of       or better                                    with passing score
at least                                                    for
     minutes per day/week                                           times per day/week/month
      of       sessions                                             out of      times per session




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