SEC. 37-23-197. Eligiblility for instruction in Braille reading and writing; IEP requirements.
Each blind student shall be eligible for instruction in Braille reading and writing which will sufficiently enable that student to communicate effectively and efficiently with the same level of proficiency expected of the student's peers of comparable ability and grade level. Each student's IEP shall specify the following:
(a) The results obtained from the Braille skills inventory or comprehensive assistive technology evaluation required under Section 37-23-195;
(b) The method by which Braille or an assistive device, or both, will be implemented as the primary mode for learning through integration with other classroom activities;
(c) The date on which Braille instruction will commence;
(d) The length of the period of instruction and the frequency and duration of each instructional session;
(e) The level of competency in Braille reading and writing to be achieved by the end of the period and the objective assessment measures to be used; and
(f) If a decision is made under Section 37-23-195 that Braille instruction or use is not required for the student, then a statement that the decision was reached after a review of pertinent literature describing the educational benefits of Braille instruction and use, and a description of the evidence used to determine that the student's ability to read and write effectively without special education services is not impaired.
SOURCES: Laws, 1995, ch. 571, Sec. 4, eff from and after July 1, 1995