Monday, October 25, 2010

IEP Meetings

It's that time of year again, the annual IEP meeting. Last Wed, we had Jared and Allison's. Let me just say that I love the team that is working with our kids. Everyone is so great and really cares about what it is going to take to make sure that Jared and Allison are reaching their full potential.
Here are some of the highlights from the meeting.

Jared- His teacher reports that he is creative and has very good ideas. He is well liked by his peers and interacts with friends throughout the day.( yep, he is very social) He is a pleasure to have in school.( now what parent would not want to hear that?) Jared is currently reading at an Independent Developmental Reading Assessment Level 24, which is the end of second grade, so he is reading at grade level, seeing how he just started 3rd grade. On the Stanford Achievement Test, Jared scored a 571 in the area of reading vocabulary, this means that he scored the same or better than 75-80% of his hearing impaired peers. In the area of reading comprehension, he scored a 598, which means that he scored the same or better than 85-90% of his hearing impaired peers. We are pretty pleased with this. We are looking forward to getting Jared's new hearing aids, we are excited to see how they improve Jared's ability to focus and staying on task. He is struggling with hearing his peers in the classroom, so he tends to let his mind drift off when he should be paying attention.

Allison-Her teacher reports that she is a great reader. She is becoming more fluent when reading and also doing better at keeping up with her work. Allison is reading at an Independent Developmental Reading Assessment level 28, this is above grade level. Second grade students are expected to be reading at a DRA level 20 by the end of the 1st grading period.( you go, girl!!) Allison can also read 193/200 k-2 grade sight words. All I have to say about this is......pretty good for a deaf girl. ;-) and once again, THANK YOU COCHLEAR IMPLANTS!!!! There are no goals on her IEP for reading because she is doing so well.
Allison is going to be spending time working on her spelling and writing skills this year.

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