[blindkid] reasonable reading speed target for IEP?

Kayleigh Joiner kayleigh281 at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 23 00:04:25 UTC 2011

Here is a link that has the average reading speeds of sighted kids in grades
one through eight. It is taken from Jerry John.

I hope that this helps.


On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 3:43 PM, Lynda Zwinger <lyndaz918 at gmail.com> wrote:

>  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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