Braille Literacy

A Functional Approach

Author: Diane P. Wormsley

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891288763

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 124

View: 6944

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.

Foundations of Braille Literacy

Author: American Foundation for the Blind

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891289340

Category: Education

Page: 153

View: 3815

This ground-breaking text addresses the teaching of braille reading and writing in the context of general literacy. Employing theoretical frameworks and approaches to teaching print reading and writing and practical applications for instruction in braille literacy, this innovative book can be used both in university training programs and by practicing educators working with braille learners. Foundations of Braille Literacy also includes perspectives on literacy, the history of literacy for people who are blind, the learning processes of people who are blind, and assessment of braille literacy.

Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy

Author: American Foundation for the Blind

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891289364

Category: Education

Page: 457

View: 4984

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

Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy

Author: American Foundation for the Blind

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891289364

Category: Education

Page: 457

View: 7771

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

Foundations of Braille Literacy

Author: American Foundation for the Blind

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891289340

Category: Education

Page: 153

View: 5019

This ground-breaking text addresses the teaching of braille reading and writing in the context of general literacy. Employing theoretical frameworks and approaches to teaching print reading and writing and practical applications for instruction in braille literacy, this innovative book can be used both in university training programs and by practicing educators working with braille learners. Foundations of Braille Literacy also includes perspectives on literacy, the history of literacy for people who are blind, the learning processes of people who are blind, and assessment of braille literacy.

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: 9682

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.

Braille Literacy

Resourcesfor Instruction, Writing Equipment, and Supplies

Author: Freddie L. Peaco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Blind

Page: 56

View: 6396


Braille Literacy

Resources for Instruction, Writing Equipment, and Supplies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Blind

Page: 42

View: 4957


Assistive Technology for Students who are Blind Or Visually Impaired

A Guide to Assessment

Author: Ike Presley,Frances Mary D'Andrea

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891288902

Category: Education

Page: 528

View: 4521

Collaborative Assessment: Working with Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, Including Those with Additional Disabilities. Stephen A. Goodman and Stuart H. Wittenstein, Editors Collaborative Assessment provides a framework for developing a cooperative, interactive team of professionals from a variety of disciplines to achieve an accurate evaluation of the needs and strengths of students who are visually impaired in every area, from vision to speech and language to technology. Itinerant Teaching: Tricks of the Trade for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, second edition. Jean E. Olmstead This classic guide to managing the fast-moving job of an itinerant teacher of visually impaired students is completely revised and updated, with new sections on young children, children with multiple disabilities, orientation and mobility, assistive technology, and stress management.

The Burns Braille Transcription Dictionary

Author: Mary F. Burns

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891282327

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 73

View: 8962

"This handy, portable guide is a quick reference for anyone who needs to check print-to-braille and braille-to-print meanings and symbols. This easy-to-use listing provides readers with the essential alphabet, contractions, punctuation, and signs and symbols for braille, as well as brief descriptions of rules for their use. Organized into four clear sections aimed at providing information at a glance, this valuable tool is an ideal reference for teachers, rehabilitation professionals, braille transcribers, and parents, as well as for signage companies, architects, and graphic artists."--Publisher description.

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: 499

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.