Add 30 preschool fluency IEP goals to your plans. Speech therapists are often looking to add speech goals to their plans when working with young children and having an IEP goal bank, even with picture card and visual cues will definitely help keep long-term goal and main goal of speech fluency on target!
Related: 50 Behavior IEP Goals (simple list)
What is an individualized education plan?
A speech-language pathologist normally uses verbal prompts and common objects to begin having learners repeat targeted sounds or articulation goals. Sometimes a private school can help with achieving particular speech goals.
Practising with easy onset activities like the ones below can also help develop correct speech sounds:
A speech language pathologist will find these printables and activities handy when trying to engage young learners.
Parents of children love to see targets in reports to know that their children are progressing well. Therapy activities can include language tasks, functional communication and more.
50 Behavior goals to targeton IEPs.
Here are some sample IEP goal of working on fluency with preschoolers:
– The child can read wh questions
– The child can understand wh questions
– The child can respond to wh questions
– The child can respond to a question in a social situation that is familiar to them
– The child can read and recognise letters on the alphabet
– The child can make the sounds of specific letters show on a board or paper
– The child can identify final consonants of words when given a word like “cat”, they know that /t/ is the final consonant or sound.
– The child can recognise prepositional phrase meanings with picture prompts
Language goals for preschool
A special education teacher can sometimes create indirect therapy goals to help preschool kids achieve their fluency skills.
Teachers can normally also follow and evaluation process to determine what goals and skills kids need to achieve at their age and level.
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In a school setting, here are some more fluency IEP goals to work on with preschoolers, these are usually determined in IEP meetings:
– The child can understand big/little concepts
– The child can understand night/day concepts
– The child can understand happy/sad concepts
– The child can understand in/out concepts
– The child can understand top/bottom concepts
– The child can understand on/off concepts
– The child can understand fast/slow concepts
– The child can understand loud/quiet concepts
– The child can understand more/less concepts
– The child can understand in/out concepts
Children can also work on secondary behaviors like speaking rates and social emotional learning skills.
There are specific ways in which a family member can also target fluency goals for preschool at home.
Check out these FREE data tracking sheets for alphabet fluency from Marigold Creations on TPT.
Things like starting different topic activities to help preschoolers work on their fluency skills such as asking problem solving skills like.
What would you do if _______?
– the room was dark?
– the lights are off?
– you lost your shoe?
– you were thirsty?
– you were hungry?
The important thing to remember is that speech disfluencies normally occur at this time in a child’s development, so a lot of times language skills correct themselves as the child is exposed to more activities and direct approaches.
I also like this super cute fluency dab an item activity bundle from Speech Therapy Plans.
A little bit of a structured activity to target specific goals in a child’s IEP can also help tremendously in meeting those goals.
Fluency shaping is directly related to a child’s environment too. Giving the child proper social skills to work on their speech production like pretend play and more, can work to help them develop these skills much faster!
Fluency Therapy and a Child’s Speech
There’s a specific time period where kids start developing their speech as a much faster rate.
They also develop their communication skills and expressive language skills in different ways. By responding to others, listening to others, this in turn develops their receptive language.
For example, having a 5-minute conversation at every interval in daily life is the best way to develop sentence level fluency and academic performance.