Today, I’d like to share with you how I take plan out my therapy week and record data during sessions.
I’m not one that has elaborate lesson plans – what is important to me is to know when I am scheduled to see students, which classroom(s) I need to get them from, and what their IEP goals are. As long as I know what goals I need to work on, I can easily select materials from my room to target these skills. As I have had multiple requests to talk about how I stay organized for the week, I created these free editable data sheets to share my system with you!
Note: I have tried keeping individual data sheets during each session, but I personally found it too hard to plan out my week, and I would end up with all of these sheets of paper all over because I would forget to put them back in my binder or student’s folder. I prefer being able to see my week at a glance, as well as have a reminder about who I am going to see next, and which room I need to get them from.
It does take a bit of time to get these sheets set up in the beginning of the year – it usually takes about an hour or so to type in all of the students in the correct time slot, as well as type in all of their goals. (As you can see, I use abbreviations for goals – I figure as long as I know what it means, that’s enough!) The great part is that for the rest of the year, all you have to do is make minor changes to change time slots or update goals as needed, and you’re ready to go!
|An example of what one of my daily sheets might look like.|
Tell me, would this work for you?