Targeting Language Delays:
IEP Goals & Activities for Students with Developmental Challenges


Written by Caroline Lee, L.C.S.T.
isbn 978-1-60613-198-5 / 2014 / Paperback / 8.5″ x 11″ / 366 pages


2014 ForeWord Review’s INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Gold Winner: Education category

Many school-aged children with developmental and communication challenges need help with their listening, language, and reading skills. Targeting Language Delays explains how to teach these skills in sequential steps using more than 100 goals and activities that can be incorporated into an IEP or used for home practice.

Part 1 offers background and tips on teaching language skills. Part 2 contains goals in key language areas:

  • following directions
  • negative “no” & “not”
  • “yes” & “no”
  • nouns
  • vocabulary (nouns & verbs)
  • classification & categorization
  • descriptors (including “same” & “different”)
  • concepts
  • “wh” questions
  • listening skills (discrimination, memory & processing)
  • word & sentence structure
  • whole word reading

Thorough enough for SLPs, yet accessible enough for parents and teachers, this manual succinctly explains how to introduce, teach, and track the progress of each communication goal, along with suggested materials and references.

Written by Caroline Lee, L.C.S.T.
Caroline Lee is a retired Speech-Language Pathologist with extensive experience providing language therapy through support personnel for students with developmental challenges.


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