Identify goals

The next step is to set some task goals 

Task goals describes the task - what the child should be able to do - and states how well the task should be performed.  Stating exactly how well the child should be able to perform a task (called task parameters) makes it easier to monitor progress. 

Here are a few task goals as examples: the child will be able to: 

  • Dress self  in the morning when cloths are set out,  in 10 minutes without prompting. 
  • Sit erect and work at a table doing drawing or hand tasks for 15 minutes without fidgeting or supporting the head with one hand.
  • Climb to the top of the slide in the park and slide down catching weight on the feet at the end of the slide. 
  • Climb the flight of stairs at school without holding onto the railing in 60 seconds. 
  • Hop down the passage (5 meters) on one leg. 
  • Do a handstand against the wall and stay up for 10 seconds.
  • Run to the end of  our street and back again (200 meters) in 2 minutes.
  • Catch a soccer sized ball thrown to the left or right at waist height  15 out of 20 times.