iOS Tech Goals for Early Learners: IEP Goals

The following IEP goals were written by a TVI and CATIS working with a preschooler who is learning to use an iPad. The goals were written after taking the ABCs of iOS course in 2020 with Diane Brauner. 

Attached are accessible PDFs that the student will be reading using the two finger swipe down VO gesture to read all from the current location. The gesture is first taught by isolating the index and middle finger to make a V or peace sign. The student completes finger aerobics by bending these two fingers up and down. Afterwards, the gesture is modeled in palm of the student’s hand before have the student practice on the table. Once the student has practiced off the screen, he/she then uses the two finger swipe down gesture to read these stories, poems or songs. When the cursor’s focus is placed at the top of the document the two finger swipe down (Read All) command will read the content on the page. Stay tuned for a new digital series for early readers. Ollie’s Adventures will be screen reader accessible and posted on Paths to Technology

Goal 1

By the end of the IEP period, Student A will use a touch screen device, such as an iPad with a built-in screen, to listen to digital books and play age appropriate learning games 80% of opportunities as measured by observation and data collection. 

Objectives

  1. By the end of the IEP period, given a touch screen device with a built-in screen reader, Student A will use one finger touch gestures to navigate to familiar apps or books 80% of opportunities as measured by observation and data collection.
  2. By the end of the IEP period, given a touch screen device with a built-in screen reader, Student A will identify the location of the cursor on the iPad using her auditory skills 80% of opportunities as measured by observation and data collection.
  3. By the end of the IEP period, given a touch screen device with a built-in screen reader, Student A will navigate a digital book by going to the previous or next page and playing and pausing the audio using touch gestures or a braille display 80% of opportunities as measured by observation and data collection.
  4. By the end of the IEP period, given a touch screen device with a built-in screen reader, Student A will demonstrate understanding of synthesized speech for navigation purposes and when listening to books with 80% accuracy when the speech rate has been increased by 10 percent as measured by observation and data collection. 

Goal 2

By the end of the IEP period, given a touch screen device such as an iPad with a built-in screen reader, Student A will navigate and access age-appropriate literacy and math apps with no more than two prompts using her auditory sensory channel 80% of opportunities as measured by observation and data collection.

Objectives

  1. By the end of the IEP period, given a touch screen device such as an iPad with a built-in screen reader, Student A will use a combination of one, two, or three finger VoiceOver gestures to navigate her device and access age-appropriate literacy and math apps with no more than two prompts 80% of opportunities as measured by observation and data collection.
  2. By the end of the IEP period, given a touch screen device such as an iPad with a built-in screen reader, Student A will independently follow VoiceOver hints and use Earcons to identify her location/what is happening 80% of opportunities as measured by observation and data collection.
  3. By the end of the IEP period, given a touch screen device such as an iPad with a built-in screen reader, Student A will auditorily locate, activate and use a reading app (i.e. navigate to a book, read, and close a book) with no more than two prompts 80% of opportunities as measured by observation and data collection.
  4. By the end of the IEP period, given a touch screen device such as an iPad with a built-in screen reader and refreshable braille display with Perkins style keyboard, Student A will independently use at least five refreshable braille display commands to navigate her device and access literacy apps 80% of opportunities as measured by observation and data collection

Resource

ABC's of iOS: A VoiceOver Manual for Toddlers and Beyond! (free digital manual)