Highly Individualized Educational Plans for Overcoming Learning Disabilities


Highly Individualized Educational Plans

When your child is in public school, it can be frustrating and discouraging when you know your child’s individual education needs are not being met. Unfortunately, you aren’t in control of your child’s Individualized Educational Plan or the implementation of it when your child goes to a traditional school.

When you design an Individualized Educational Plan tailored directly to your child’s individual needs, and then you follow that plan, your child will be able to learn better. It is possible to help your child overcome his learning disabilities, especially if you are able to homeschool and meet your child’s learning needs through the development of a highly individualized education plan.

Because it is so difficult to force a school to provide the needed instruction in the right way, a lot of families turn to homeschooling to overcome learning disabilities and have been very successful in our outcomes. Check out our story of how we were highly successful in homeschooling to overcome learning disabilities using individualized education plans.

Individualized Instructional Design is at the heart of the Learning Abled Kids website.

You will find step-by-step instructions here to help you design an individualized instructional program designed for your child’s unique learning needs. In this day and age, there is absolutely no reason you cannot develop a viable program for your child, provide an effective learning environment, and use assistive technology to allow your child to learn.

Creating Your Binder for Your Child’s Highly Individualized Educational Plan

If you desire to develop an individualized program to help your child overcome his learning disabilities, it will be helpful if you make yourself a notebook with tabbed sections. Using a durable 3-ring binder will allow you to easily add pages to it as we proceed through the individualized instructional design process.  Your binder will need at least 6 sections (maybe a couple more if you desire additional divisions of information), so making sure your binder is three inches is also a good idea.

To Keep Track of the Process, Label Notebook Sections as Follows:

  1. Learner Analysis
  2. Task Analysis – Part A and Part B
  3. Designed Solutions
  4. Planning / Development
  5. Implementation
  6. Evaluation

Steps in the Instructional Design Process

The sections of your binder, as specified above, correspond to the steps our Individualized Instructional Design process.  Some of the sections are much more involved than others, but each step is essential for enabling your child to overcome his learning challenges.

Your Learner Analysis and Task Analysis steps will be information gathering phases where you will acquire a lot of information. 

The Designed Solutions and Planning/Development steps are research and planning phases that will help you find viable programs, educational tools, and creative means for meeting your child’s individual educational needs. 

The Implementation step is exactly what it sounds like. It is an action step, and it will be the thinnest section of your notebook.  It is helpful to have this section to track available so you can record your thoughts about changes you’d like to make to perfect your program, but there is little else that will actually go in that section of the notebook.

The Evaluation section will have subsections for short term, mid-term, and long-term progress checks for your child’s learning.  These progress checks are important for determining what needs changing and when to make changes to keep your program provisioning in line with your child’s real-time learning needs.

Given your notebook is set up, you are ready to get started in creating a Highly Individualized Educational Plan for your child!

You can begin by visiting, Step 1: Learner Analysis.

Step 2, Parts A and B, are also available, but additional steps will be made available in the coming days. Check back for the next step(s) when you have completed your Learner Analysis and Task Analyses.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Read previous post:
Standardized Test Practice: How to Prepare Your Child for Testing

Parents worry about required testing at the end of each school year, but you can reduce your child's anxiety and improve his testing performance with...