2.06 - Getting Ready To Start Working With the Model: Phase 3, Page 1

Phase 3:

An important question, “What have I achieved?” is often missing from other models that focus on goals. Through repeated use of this model, the person with the disability should develop greater capacity to evaluate the effectiveness of their actions, and if necessary, to revise those actions or their goals accordingly. The model process supports the person with the disability to take the information they have gathered on an ongoing basis through their self-monitoring plans and compare it with the initial information and criteria for goal attainment.

Question 9: The first question under Phase 3, “What actions have I taken?” starts the evaluation of progress towards meeting the career and job goal. The person with the disability is prompted to list or review the actions they have been monitoring.

Question 9: What actions have I taken?

  • Objective 1 - Enable person to self-evaluate and articulate progress toward goal achievement.
    • Sample Responses
      • Two of the three places I called are offering computer training.
      • The community college course is expensive and their class sizes are large.
      • The independent living center has smaller and less expensive classes all year round.
      • The public library doesn’t have any classes right now but I can practice on their computers.


Question 10: The second question under Phase 3, “What barriers have been removed?” looks at starts the evaluation of progress towards meeting the career and job goal. This step prompts the person with the disability to list what they have accomplished.

Question 10: What barriers have been removed?

  • Objective 1 - Assist person to compare progress toward their desired outcome.
    • Sample Responses
      • I have identified an inexpensive, accessible, available computer training that will help me get closer to my goal and I am enrolling in this course tomorrow.
      • I have used the telephone to gather information.


Questions 9 and 10 are very closely related and sometimes the actions taken include barriers removed. By using the information collected on an ongoing basis as part of self-monitoring and comparing this information with initial information and goal criteria, the person with a disability will be able to answer the last two questions.



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