How to Provide Students with IEPs Accessibility to their Grade Level Reading Materials –
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Students with IEPs have an ever-growing gap between their achievement scores and their grade level expectations. Wisconsin’s statewide scores for students with IEPs over the past six (6) years show that over 80% - 90% of students with IEPs have scored at the non-proficient level in Reading, English Learning Arts, Math and Science.
Many of these students do not read at grade level expectations and are thus unable to access their grade level reading materials. This is called a print disability. Federal law, IDEA 2004 requires that IEP teams provide Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) such as Text To Speech to students with IEPs in order for them to access their grade level reading materials.
This presentation will describe how should IEPs teams provide Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) such as Text To Speech to students with IEPs.
Participants will learn about: “why should students with IEPs be provided with accessibility to their regular education grade level materials”.
Participants will learn about: “how to provide students with IEPs accessibility to their regular education grade level materials”.
Participants will learn about constantly evolving technology that supports accessibility to the printed page.
Nissan Bar-Lev is the Director of Special Education for Cooperative Educational Service Agency # 7, a consortium of 38 school districts in northeast Wisconsin. Nissan is one of 3 partners who administer the Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System (WSEMS)and represents the school perspective on the system. Nissan serves on the Governor’s Council on Autism, on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Children’s Long-Term Support (CLTS) Council, the RtI Center State Leadership team and on the State Superintendent’s Blind and Visual Impairment Education Council. Nissan is the former President of the Autism Society of Wisconsin (ASW) and the Wisconsin Council of Special Services (WCASS).
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