Introduction to Writing Goals and Objectives

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-89213-210-9

Author(s): Suzanne Melcher

Copyright year: 1999

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Introduction to Writing Goals and Objectives offers the basic techniques that students, interns, and entry-level professionals need to gain confidence when developing and writing goals and objectives with their clients and patients through a simple process.

This manual offers exercises and case studies that will build the confidence of the reader by allowing them to practice the fundamentals of better documentation that will serve patients, recreation therapists, hospitals, community settings, and outside reviewing organizations.

Introduction to Writing Goals and Objectives

Pretest

Why Is It Important to Write Goals and Objectives?

Assessments

Meeting Patient Needs

Goals and Objectives

Terminology

Analysis of Verb Usage

Practice #1: Identifying Overt and Covert Words

What Is a Goal?

Practice #2: Writing Goals

Questions to Ponder about Objectives What Is an Objective?

Practice #3: Identifying the Performance

Practice #4: Is It a Useful Objective?

Practice #5: Goals and Objectives

Case Examples

Step Into My Office

Conclusion

Post-Test

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