Beginning with Braille

Firsthand Experiences with a Balanced Approach to Literacy

Author: Anna M Swenson

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891283232

Category: Education

Page: 213

View: 6616

Beginning with braille provides a wealth of effective activities for promoting literacy at the early stages of braille instruction. The text includes creative and practical strategies for designing and delivering quality braille instruction and teacher-friendly suggestions for many areas such as reading aloud to young children, selecting and making early tactile books, and teaching tactile and hand movement skills. This book also includes tips on designing worksheets, introducing braille contractions, teaching the use of the braillewriter, and facilitating the writing process in braille. Chapters also address guidelines for individualizing instruction, the literacy needs of students with additional disabilities, and assessment of student progress in developing literacy skills.

Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy

Author: Frances Mary D'Andrea,American Foundation for the Blind

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891289364

Category: Education

Page: 457

View: 4717

This award-winning handbook gives teachers specific strategies and methodologies for teaching braille. It offers in-depth information on techniques for working with children at all levels of learning, with congenital or adventitious visual impairments, those with additional disabilities, and students who are just learning English. It also contains information on assessment and technology, as well as convenient assessment forms. Instructional Strategies offers a wealth of information and practical tips for new practitioners and seasoned professionals alike

Guidelines and Games for Teaching Efficient Braille Reading

Author: Myrna R. Olson,Sally S. Mangold,American Foundation for the Blind

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891281054

Category: Education

Page: 109

View: 9782

These unique guidelines and games provide ideas for adapting a general reading program to the needs of braille readers and enriching early instruction in braille that are based on research in the areas of rapid reading and precision teaching. Classroom teachers and anyone working with children who are blind or visually impaired will find this classic handbook an invaluable resource.

Braille for the Sighted

Author: S. Harold Collins,Jane Schneider,Kathy Kifer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780931993954

Category: Education

Page: 31

View: 7160

Introduction to Braille for those who are sighted: Activity book to learn alphabet & numbers (raised dots on the cover).

Tactile Strategies for Children who Have Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities

Promoting Communication and Learning Skills

Author: Deborah Chen,June E. Downing

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891288190

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 9243

Young children who are visually impaired and have additional disabilities need to learn to use their sense of touch effectively to promote their growth, development, and ability to communicate. This manual provides teachers, early interventionists, and parents with critical information about alternative communication methods not based on the use of vision as well as countless practical strategies. Topics include assessing a child's skills, planning interventions, and selecting appropriate tactile strategies to meet the child's needs.

Beginning with Disability

A Primer

Author: Lennard J. Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315453193

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

View: 3078

While there are many introductions to disability and disability studies, most presume an advanced academic knowledge of a range of subjects. Beginning with Disability is the first introductory primer for disaibility studies aimed at first year students in two- and four-year colleges. This volume of essays across disciplines—including education, sociology, communications, psychology, social sciences, and humanities—features accessible, readable, and relatively short chapters that do not require specialized knowledge. Lennard Davis, along with a team of consulting editors, has compiled a number of blogs, vlogs, and other videos to make the materials more relatable and vivid to students. "Subject to Debate" boxes spotlight short pro and con pieces on controversial subjects that can be debated in class or act as prompts for assignments.

Foundations of Education: Instructional strategies for teaching children and youths with visual impairments

Author: Alan J. Koenig,M. Cay Holbrook

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891283393

Category: Education

Page: 872

View: 4179

Foundations of Education is the essential resource on educating students who are blind or visually impaired. The revised and updated second edition of this groundbreaking text is a comprehensive compilation including both fundamental theory and specific methodology on teaching visually impaired students in all areas. Volume 2: Instructional Strategies for Teaching Children and Youths with Visual Impairments covers specialized assessment and modifying instruction, as well as detailed information on instruction in both the core curriculum and the expanded core curriculum. Foundations of Education is not only the fundamental textbook for students in the field of visual impairment, but is a vital tool for educators, administrators, policy makers, and allied professionals.

I-M-ABLE

Individualized Meaning-Centered Approach to Braille Literacy Education

Author: Diane P. Wormsley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780891287223

Category: People with visual disabilities

Page: 164

View: 9122

I-M-ABLE, or the Individualized Meaning-Centered Approach to Braille Literacy Education, is an innovative, individualized, student-centered method for teaching braille and making it exciting for children who have difficulties learning braille. In this teaching approach, instruction is centered on continuously analyzing the strengths and needs of students, placing particular emphasis on engaging them using key vocabulary words and phrases based on their experiences and interests. This comprehensive practice guide provides detailed direction on how to implement the components of the approach. Teachers will find this resource invaluable for helping students with mild to moderate cognitive impairments or other difficulties make progress in braille reading and writing, and all the skills that it encompasses.

Braille Literacy

A Functional Approach

Author: Diane P. Wormsley

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891288763

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 124

View: 6728

Teachers whose students are challenged by learning braille will welcome this innovative, step-by-step guide. Whether students' learning problems stem from additional physical or cognitive disabilities, the inability to speak English well, or difficulty in making the transition from print to braille, this resource will help you help them. Equally effective for teaching braille reading and writing to children or adults, Braille Literacy uses a functional approach based on concepts and vocabulary that have meaning and utility to the student. Key areas discussed include creating braille-rich environments, selecting and teaching key words, teaching tactile perception skills, encouraging writing skills, creating stories, and keeping records. Other sections focus on ways to reach special groups, such as learners with mild to moderate cognitive impairments, severe to profound cognitive impairments, or multiple physical and cognitive impairments. Sample forms help you put the program into action.

Burns Braille Guide

A Quick Reference to Unified English Braille

Author: Mary F. Burns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780891287179

Category:

Page: 110

View: 2511

The perennial favorite resource for teachers and transcribers, The Burns Braille Transcription Dictionary has been revamped as the Burns Braille Guide to usher in the new era of Unified English Braille (UEB). The revised and updated edition reflects the range of changes introduced in the transition from English Braille American Edition (EBAE) to UEB. This easy-to-use reference guide includes common braille to print and print to braille conversions, as well as punctuation, new UEB contractions, and general rules and terminology.

Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy

Author: Frances Mary D'Andrea,American Foundation for the Blind

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891289364

Category: Education

Page: 457

View: 4106

This award-winning handbook gives teachers specific strategies and methodologies for teaching braille. It offers in-depth information on techniques for working with children at all levels of learning, with congenital or adventitious visual impairments, those with additional disabilities, and students who are just learning English. It also contains information on assessment and technology, as well as convenient assessment forms. Instructional Strategies offers a wealth of information and practical tips for new practitioners and seasoned professionals alike

Itinerant Teaching

Tricks of the Trade for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments

Author: Jean E. Olmstead

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891288787

Category: Education

Page: 308

View: 5201

Using the practical advice from itinerant teachers within the US, each chapter develops strategies for working with students with visual impairments. It discusses the rights, expectations and demands of itinerant teaching, as well as the provision of services within a variety of environments.

Reading Connections

Strategies for Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

Author: Cheryl Kamei-Hannan,Leila Ansari Ricci

Publisher: AFB Press

ISBN: 9780891286349

Category: Blind children

Page: 360

View: 6713

Reading Connections: Strategies for Teaching Students with Visual Impairments offers an in-depth and user-friendly guide for understanding reading instruction for teachers and professionals seeking to improve the reading skills of their students who are visually impaired. The book addresses in detail the essential components of reading--phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension--as well as other key reading components and subskills. While this book addresses the needs of students who read print, braille, or both, much of the book is also consistent with strategies for teaching reading to students who have, or are at risk for, developing reading disabilities. Teachers of students with visual impairments, as well as family members and other professionals who work with children who are blind or visually impaired, will find within this book a repertoire of strategies and activities for creating a balanced, comprehensive plan of reading instruction for each student and for teaching the essential reading skills necessary for students' success.

Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind

Author: Margaret Davidson

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780812498226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 7486

Blinded at the age of 3, Louis Braille developed a superb memory that enabled him to do well in school. But that wasn't enough--Louis wanted to read. Finding the alphabet impractical, he invented the raised dot alphabet, Braille, now used throughout the world.

Six Dots

A Story of Young Louis Braille

Author: Jennifer Bryant

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0449813371

Category: Blind teachers

Page: 36

View: 4034

Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to be able to read. Even at the school for the blind in Paris, there were no books for him. And so he invented his own alphabet a whole new system for writing that could be read by touch. A system so ingenious that it is still used by the blind community today.

What Is Braille?

Author: Deborah Kent

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766044408

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3680

Many people who are blind learn Braille in order to read. This innovative code allows them to read everything from popular books to maps and signs as well as write their own books? Readers will learn the history of Braille, how it has developed, and how it is used by some young people featured in this book.

Learn Braille

Uncontracted (Grade 1) & Contracted (Grade 2)

Author: R. J. Clarke

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539368137

Category:

Page: 94

View: 1687

Learn braille by sight. Dots are printed, not embossed so that a sighted person can easily learn braille to assist a visually impaired person. The type of braille in this book is called UEB (Unified English Braille) which is the international standard for English speaking countries. In this book, you will learn Grade 1 and Grade 2 braille, which is now known as uncontracted and contracted braille.