An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is a necessity for the student who requires time and practice in establishing new skills and content.

In this online course, based on many decades of research, learn how to write goals using a fool-proof method which guarantees the goals to be observable and measurable.

In this current climate, special education teachers, generalist teachers and the school community have a responsibility in determining what curriculum will be taught and how it will be taught and implemented for students with additional needs.

The IEP is the document that will contain all of this information and it becomes the road map for the mainstream or specialist classroom teacher. With the current push for inclusion, the IEP will guide the teacher’s program to successfully include the student and to access the curriculum at their level.

Successful inclusion of students is more likely to occur when IEP goals are accurate, meaningful and where the curriculum and the IEP work together.

This online course will allow you to:

  • Learn to use the "ABCD" method of writing goals.
  • Link the IEP goals for students with additional needs to the general curriculum.

Course approach: Self paced.

Course length: Approx. 1 hour.


This online course is suitable for professionals working in Catholic, Government and Independent Primary or Secondary schools:

  • Early years educators
  • Classroom teachers
  • Specialist teachers

What you need for this online course:

  • Access to a laptop/notebook or desktop device with internet connectivity and headphones.
  • Relevant resources from downloadable links provided.

Meet your Presenter ...

Dr. Anna Bortoli is a Special Education and Autism Consultant. Currently she is a Consultant for a State Specialist School, sessional Lecturer and an independent Consultant. As an independent Consultant she provides professional learning and in-situ training with teachers about strategies and approaches for students and young children with Autism and ADHD. Her work relates to the areas of Structured Teaching, Executive Skills for Learning, Curriculum and IEPs. She delivers tertiary training and Masterclasses in ASD and ADHD. She is TEACCH® Advanced Consultant Level and has received training through Division TEACCH® in North Carolina, enabling her to coach teachers in the implementation of the TEACCH® framework using the Structured Teaching approach. Anna is committed to the professional growth of practitioners in the field of special education.