[blindkid] reasonable reading speed target for IEP?

Sally Thomas seacknit at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 21:34:47 UTC 2011


Hi Lynda,

There are a lot of  parents on this list who can attest to the fact that 
braille readers can read as fast if not faster than their sighted peers. 
You are so right to push your son AND the school!

This article has information on reading rates: 
http://www.prel.org/products/re_/assessing-fluency.htm

Good luck.

Sally Thomas
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lynda Zwinger" <lyndaz918 at gmail.com>
To: "NFBnet Blind Kid Mailing List,(for parents of blind children)" 
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Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 3:43 PM
Subject: [blindkid] reasonable reading speed target for IEP?


> Hi all--
>
> It's IEP time (yippee!).  My son is in 6th grade.  I want his IEP Braille
> reading goal to be to achieve the same speed (say, middle of the bell 
> curve)
> as that expected of sighted kids reading print.
>
> Apparently, the school staff doesn't keep that number on hand.  (?)
>
> Does anyone know what it would be?
>
> My son is smart, but dedicated to the proposition that if nobody makes him
> do it, it doesn't have to be done.  :)
>
> Thanks,
> Lynda
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