Enhancing Recognition of High-Quality, Functional IFSP Outcomes and IEP Goals

Lucas, A., Gillaspy, K., Peters, M. L., & Hurth, J.
January, 2012

This training activity was created to support participants’ understanding of the criteria needed to develop and write high quality, participation-based IFSP outcomes and IEP goals. The term "functional" is often used to describe what outcomes and goals ought to be, yet many providers struggle to define what makes a goal "functional." Still others struggle with making goals and outcomes meet the criteria set forth in regulations, as well as have meaning for families. A review of existing resources developed by national experts provided a framework for considering both IFSP outcomes and IEP goals to determine if the goals are high quality and support the child’s participation in everyday routines and activities.

For more information, please contact:
Anne Lucas at 804.379.3833 or anne.lucas@unc.edu
Citation: Lucas, A., Gillaspy, K., Peters, M. L., & Hurth, J. (2012). Enhancing recognition of high-quality, functional IFSP outcomes and IEP goals. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute, National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center.