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Volume 9 Issue 1 (January 1994), Pages fmi-fmi, 1-73

Validation of technical criteria for setting IPP goals for persons with developmental disabilities in residential settings (pages 67-73)


Data were collected from documentation from an annual IPP system on the technical adequacy of goals set and subsequently achieved. Goal characteristics coded included functionality of goal set (natural environment, natural materials, and age‐appropriateness), ideological characteristics (community presence, choices and decisions, maintaining and developing competence, positive social role, and community participation), behavioral technical adequacy (named person responsible, achievement date, and stated in measurable terms), and curriculum domain. Multiple regression analysis revealed that goals that were written in a technically correct fashion and that involved functional skills were more likely to be achieved. A greater variety of life goals predicted fewer goals being achieved.

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