[blindkid] reasonable reading speed target for IEP?

Kayleigh Joiner kayleigh281 at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 23 20:48:13 UTC 2011


   Here is the file in an excel document. Jerry John is a professor whose
research interests include reading assessment, strategies for effective
learning, and fluency. He has written multiple books about his interests. He
bases his rates on sighted children.
Kayleigh

On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 2:47 PM, Kayleigh Joiner <kayleigh281 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Here is the file in an excel document. Jerry John is a professor whose
> research interests include reading assessment, strategies for effective
> learning, and fluency. He has written multiple books about his interests. He
> bases his rates on sighted children.
>
> Kayleigh
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 8:44 AM, Jim Beyer <jim at riversedgehomes.com>wrote:
>
>> I know this thought is more philosophical than practical, and therefore
>> probably kinda useless, but when we were faced with that issue years ago,
>> our position was that Lauren should be at whatever level she would have
>> otherwise been were she not blind. Since she is bright, we set goals that
>> were at the upper extreme of the bell curve.
>>
>> No one knows your child better than you. Good Luck Lynda!
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: blindkid-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:blindkid-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
>> Behalf Of Lynda Zwinger
>> Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 2:44 PM
>> To: NFBnet Blind Kid Mailing List,(for parents of blind children)
>> 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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