We are often asked by families, “What are good goals for my child’s IEP after epilepsy surgery?” Or “How do I know if my child is on track to meet their IEP goals?”

To help you navigate this process for your child after epilepsy surgery, we are pleased to announce our new IEP GoalBank for Children After Epilepsy Surgery and our Quick Guide: Using the IEP Goal Bank for Children After Epilepsy Surgery.

The IEP GoalBank for Children After Epilepsy Surgery includes sample goals in the following areas::

  • Academics: Literacy
  • Academics: Math
  • Assistive Technology
  • Auditory (Hearing & Listening)
  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Behavior/Mental Health
  • Communication (Speech & Language)
  • Executive Function
  • Functional/Life Skills
  • Health
  • Motor, Fine (OT)
  • Motor, Gross (PT & APE)
  • Orientation & Mobility
  • Transition (Education & Training, Employment, Independent Living Skills)
  • Vision

Our Quick Guide covers:

  • What are the Present Levels of Academic and Functional Performance?
  • What are SMART goals?
  • How can you write good goals?
  • What is in the IEP Goal Bank? 
  • How to create your own personalized spreadsheet for your child.
  • Our favorite links and resources for goal development.

About the author

Audrey Vernick is the Director of Patient and Family Advocacy for The Brain Recovery Project. She is the parent of a child who had hemispherectomy for seizures caused by stroke. Ms. Vernick holds a level 2 certification in Special Education Advocacy Training from the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates and is certified by The ARC in future planning. She represents The Brain Recovery Project in the Rare Epilepsy Network‘s Adult Transition Taskforce and serves on the Youth Advisory Council for HOBSCOTCH (HOme Based Self-management and COgnitive Training CHanges lives), a behavioral program designed to address memory and attention problems for people who have epilepsy.