Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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Running Head: COLLABORATIVE LEARNING COMMUNITY: MD IEP

Collaborative Learning Community: MD IEP

Grand Canyon University

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

The Individual Educational Plan (IEP) is the driving document that promotes academic

success. It is important when designing the Individual Educational Plan that the annual goals are

determined based on the team analyzing the disability, student’s strengths, and student’s

weaknesses. The annual goals and objectives need to be stated in measurable terms so that any

professional working with the student can
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Objectives * The student when asked to pick up the ball will pick up the ball 2 out of 10 times in a two month period. * The student when asked to pick up the ball and throw the ball at a target will throw the ball 5 out of 10 times in a six month period. * The student when asked to throw the ball at a target will throw the ball 7 out of 10 times by the end of the year. | Goals and objectives are very essential for the student to achieve success academically

and socially. Teachers need to set long term and short term measurable goals and plan on

how to implement these goals systematically by setting clear objectives to maximize the

learning potential for the student. In other words, goals and objectives set the outline in

the IEP based on the current performance of the child in all areas in order for the special

needs services to be delivered to the child in a set way in a given time period.

Some of the long term and short term goals and objectives were set for the student with
DMD. As the students’ muscle tone is weak with poor muscle strength, his fine motor movement is impaired. As a result, the student has poor hand writing that is very illegible, has trouble using manipulatives, and probably has trouble doing some of the

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