Title: 'Let's Get SMART: Goal Writing for Success'
Track: 8-Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance
Keyword(s): SMART, Goals, Quality, Setting Goals
Learning Objectives: 1) Identify key components in goal writing 2) Formulate SMART goals


Do you write grants? Are you administrator who oversees a large program? Do you provide care to families who have children with unique needs? Are you a parent who attends IFSPs/IEPs for your child? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then this presentation is for you. This session will provide an overview on how to write and achieve your goals. Key components for successful goal writing include 1) understanding your needs, 2) determining where you ultimately want to go, and 3) writing SMART goals and objections. SMART is a mnemonic for Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. Using SMART goals and objectives and the key concepts introduced in this session, participants will begin to understand the art of setting and achieving their desired goals.
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Tamala Bradham - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
     Credentials: Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of South Carolina, 1998 CCC-A, ASHA since 1995
     Other Affiliations: NCHAM Consultant for Special Projects
      Tamala S. Bradham, Ph.D., CCC-A is a Assistant Professor at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center in Nashville, TN and the Associate Director of Quality, Protocols, and Risk Management. She is the Coordinator for the Steering Committee of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Special Interest Division 9: Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood. She is the former director of the MUSC Cochlear Implant Center in Charleston, S.C. and the past President of the South Carolina Academy of Audiology and the South Carolina Chapter of A.G. Bell. Dr. Bradham also served as the Vice-Chairman of the First Sound Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program in South Carolina. She received her doctorate in Speech and Hearing Sciences and her Master in Audiology at the University of South Carolina.
Gayla Hutsell Guignard - Indiana State Dept. of Health
     Credentials: MA, CCC-A/SLP, LSLS Cert AVT
     Other Affiliations: NCHAM
      Gayla Hutsell Guignard, M.A., CCC-A/SLP, LSLS Cert AVT is the Program Director for the Indiana Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program. Prior to coming to the EHDI program, Gayla was employed with the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Gayla also spent several years of her career at the University of Tennessee Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology as a Clinical Supervisor in the Child Hearing Services section. In addition to her work with the Indiana EHDI program, Gayla has recently acted as a consultant to the Indiana Office of Management and Budget in its charge by the Indiana General Assembly to develop a transition plan that will establish the new Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education in July, 2013. Gayla is also consultant with the National Center on Hearing Assessment and Management’s (NCHAM) EHDI Network.
Lisa Kovacs - Parent
     Credentials: Parent of a child with hearing loss
      Lisa is a parent ofa child with hearing loss. She also works for the state of Indiana in the EHDI program as a family consultant.