Helping All Learners Achieve Success on Their Own Terms

An Individualized Education Plan is a way to identify a person’s learning styles and creating a customized plan for that individual. This is particularly useful for people who have learning disabilities. In order for this to be effective, the learning plans need to be personalized for the individual. Specific things that could help are moving away from rote memorization. Also, in depth knowledge in every subject may not be necessary. Instead look for programs that allow specialization.

Key Takeaways:

  • Individualized Education Plans are used to identify, analyze and mitigate an individual student’s difficulties and challenges.
  • Kids with learning disabilities may find rote memorization of large amounts of content to be very difficult and frustrating.
  • Children with disabilities may be at a great disadvantage during the college admissions process, but effective use of IEPs can help mitigate this.

“Let’s consider a few of the challenges that children with learning difficulties traditionally face and discuss how changes in practice might better serve their needs.”

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