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I prefer the COAST method for goal writing:GOALS

  • Client will perform
  • Occupational focus of goal
  • Assistance level
  • Specific conditions of the goal
  • Timeline

COAST ensures that you are creating a relevant occupational therapy goal.  You are not merely stating that you will increase a patient’s strength, but why increasing that strength is important for functional participation in occupations.

The file below contains numerous  examples of goals that I have used broken into categories.  I have attached the document, as opposed to a pdf so that you could easily copy and paste it.

Sample Goals