Writing Effective IEP Goals & Objectives for Social-Emotional & Behavioral Skills

Presenter(s): Mahri Wrightington, Ph.D.

NASW-NYS Members: $20

NASW Other Chapter Member: $30

Non-Members: $40

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hour(s) for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists.



Workshop Description

In this training, participants will learn a fail-safe formula for writing IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) goals and objectives in the area of social-emotional and behavioral functioning that will allow goals to be measured and monitored effectively. We will review examples that can be measured in the counseling setting and in the classroom setting. Participants will learn a variety of effective methods for measuring progress on goals and objectives. Particular attention will be paid to rubric-writing for measuring complex skills. The training materials will include multiple examples of IEP goals, objectives, accompanying measurement documents, and rubrics. Participants will leave the session armed with new knowledge to improve their IEP writing skills immediately.

Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify formulas for writing goals and objectives for IEPs
  • Formulate effective present levels statements
  • Make effective measurement choices and avoid measurement pitfalls
  • Write rubrics to measure complex skills

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hour(s).

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037).





Mahri Wrightington, Ph.D., earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College, and earned a doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Connecticut. Over the past 18 years, she has worked in the field of education as a school psychologist, school administrator, and education consultant. Dr. Wrightington is passionate about providing practical professional development that participants can implement immediately!



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Mar 09 2021


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM




Online Live Webinar