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What do you want to achieve? A guide to setting rehabilitation goals

People who set goals generally do better in their rehabilitation than people who don't set goals.

Goals can be as simple as “I want to be able to write”, or as complex as “I want to go back to work and be independent”. It is useful to have a mixture of short-term and long-term goals so you can measure your progress along the journey to recovery and know what you are ultimately working towards.

This guide will help you choose measurable goals and communicate them with your whānau, carers, and medical professionals.

It includes examples of goals, advice on how to achieve them, and goal sheets to record your progress.

Page last updated: 27 November 2018

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