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A Personalized Approach to Goal Planning and Evaluation in Clinical Settings

William T. Touchstone


This article demonstrates a goal planning and evaluation method that focuses upon a client's behaviors or problem areas regardless of diagnosis or setting. Goal Attainment Scaling is described in terms of its procedures, scoring, advantages, precautions, and overall contribution to therapeutic recreation. Additionally, a case study is presented to demonstrate implementation of Goal Attainment Scaling.


therapeutic recreation; goal planning and selection; clinical settings; client evaluation

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