Once you’ve had your child assessed for a speech or language disorder and you’ve been told of the various goals that need to be targeted, you might find yourself throwing your hands in the air, baffled as to where to begin. It can certainly be overwhelming to wrap your head around a comprehensive treatment plan for your child. What speech language goals should be targeted first? And, how can I, a motivated parent, get involved? This post is dedicated to empowering parents in becoming more active partners in both the selection and implementation of appropriate goals for your child’s treatment plan. By understanding the rationale for as well as tips for how to best target each goal, in terms of overall child language development, you can be better equipped to support your child and help move him or her through these goals more efficiently.
Do gold star stickers for good deeds really work? Many families find that motivation charts for everything from homework to daily chores can help reduce the nagging and help kids stay on task. A motivation chart can be an effective tool for teaching your child how to set and reach goals. But if you’re going to use a motivation chart, here are a few golden rules that will help make sure your motivation chart doesn’t turn into a bribery and begging chart. Continue reading
Reward charts can be valuable tools for parents who are at a loss when it comes to helping their kids reach goals. It can be a sticky line that many parents aren’t sure how to cross without getting stuck – teetering on the edge between helping kids to reach goals and bribing them to behave in a desired way. Many parents turn to chore charts to help them achieve their own parenting goals and motivate their kids to complete specific tasks or behave in a certain way. But do reward charts really work? Continue reading