Collaborative Goal Setting in Early Intervention: Implications for Parent-Implemented Interventions
By: Kyle Frost, MA
Collaborative goal setting, consistent with principles of family-centered care, is a process through which caregivers and service providers can co-develop treatment goals in the context of early childhood intervention. Collaborative goal setting can support parent engagement in their children’s services, reduce stress around the goal setting process, and focus treatment on goals that are important within the family context. This presentation will focus on defining collaborative goal setting, describing facilitative tools and techniques, as well as common challenges present in collaborative goal setting. Examples, discussion, and activities will focus on application of collaborative goal setting in early intervention for children with or at risk for ASD.