5. Functional Goal-Setting
This chapter will describe three frameworks that can be used to create functional, measurable goals, in contrast to nonrelevant medical goals. In order to write successful goals that include person-centered outcomes, SLPs may need to broaden how or what they measure. Workbook activities or generic goals can be tempting because they are easy to quantify. This section will make a case for consideration of multiple factors that can be measured or quantified to show improvement during the course of therapy, using a functional context and evidence-based
frameworks. It will also include goal examples for neurological disorders, by setting.