[blindkid] reasonable reading speed target for IEP?

Doreen Franklin doreenproverbs3 at bellsouth.net
Fri Sep 23 19:43:09 UTC 2011


this really helped me ... I've been looking for reading speeds for our  daughter 
who is VI for a while. Thanks!
 Doreen 




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From: Debbie Gabe <gabe808 at hawaiiantel.net>
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Sent: Fri, September 23, 2011 2:18:34 AM
Subject: Re: [blindkid] reasonable reading speed target for IEP?

Hi, Sorry, but I can't get jaws to work with your google docs  document.
Can you save it in word or some other format so I can use jaws?
I
M really interested in the data.
Thanks
debbie

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From: blindkid-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:blindkid-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Kayleigh Joiner
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 5:04 PM
To: NFBnet Blind Kid Mailing List, (for parents of blind children)
Subject: Re: [blindkid] reasonable reading speed target for IEP?

Here is a link that has the average reading speeds of sighted kids in grades
one through eight. It is taken from Jerry John.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?authkey=CMSu8aEH&key=0AmOnk1wHTSbmdE
dPWjBSRTBuaU1HSFhmN0dJQU13UUE&hl=en&authkey=CMSu8aEH#gid=0

I hope that this helps.

Kayleigh

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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