Burns Braille Guide

A Quick Reference to Unified English Braille

Author: Mary F. Burns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780891287179

Category:

Page: 110

View: 9305

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.

The Burns Braille Transcription Dictionary

Author: Mary F. Burns

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891282327

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 73

View: 9896

"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.

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: 4791

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: 9141

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

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: 8855

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.

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: 5216

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.

Foundations of Rehabilitation Teaching with Persons who are Blind Or Visually Impaired

Author: Paul E. Ponchillia,Susan Kay Vlahas Ponchillia

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891289395

Category: Education

Page: 415

View: 9127

This book details the background on the history and development of rehabilitation teaching and provides practical information and instructional strategies. Proven techniques are described for working with individuals with adventitious or congenital visual impairments, as well as strategies for teaching basic living skills. Included are chapters on each of the skill areas taught by rehabilitation teachers; detailed, step-by-step lesson plans for specific skills in each area; and valuable sample forms for assessing and planning the needs and course of instruction for new clients.

What Is Braille?

Author: Deborah Kent

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766044408

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6043

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.

Braille for the Sighted

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780931993954

Category: Education

Page: 31

View: 1249

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

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: 6648

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.

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: 1648

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.

Incantation

Author: Alice Hoffman

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316022624

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 1188

Estrella is a Marrano: During the time of the Spanish Inquisition, she is one of a community of Spanish Jews living double lives as Catholics. And she is living in a house of secrets, raised by a family who practices underground the ancient and mysterious way of wisdom known as kabbalah. When Estrella discovers her family's true identity--and her family's secrets are made public--she confronts a world she's never imagined, where new love burns and where friendship ends in flame and ash, where trust is all but vanquished and betrayal has tragic and bitter consequences. Infused with the rich context of history and faith, in her most profoundly moving work to date, Alice Hoffman's first historical novel is a transcendent journey of discovery and loss, rebirth and remembrance.

Code

The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

Author: Charles Petzold

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735638721

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 2810

What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who’s ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines. It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story—and along the way, you’ll discover you’ve gained a real context for understanding today’s world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you—and perhaps even awaken the technophile within.

Learn Braille

Uncontracted (Grade 1) & Contracted (Grade 2)

Author: R. J. Clarke

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539368137

Category:

Page: 94

View: 2155

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.

Tailspin

The People and Forces Behind America's Fifty-Year Fall--and Those Fighting to Reverse It

Author: Steven Brill

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1524731641

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 1996

From the award-winning journalist and best-selling author of America's Bitter Pill: a tour de force examination of 1) how and why major American institutions no longer serve us as they should, causing a deep rift between the vulnerable majority and the protected few, and 2) how some individuals and organizations are laying the foundation for real, lasting change. In this revelatory narrative covering the years 1967 to 2017, Steven Brill gives us a stunningly cogent picture of the broken system at the heart of our society. He shows us how, over the last half-century, America's core values--meritocracy, innovation, due process, free speech, and even democracy itself--have somehow managed to power its decline into dysfunction. They have isolated our best and brightest, whose positions at the top have never been more secure or more remote. The result has been an erosion of responsibility and accountability, an epidemic of shortsightedness, an increasingly hollow economic and political center, and millions of Americans gripped by apathy and hopelessness. By examining the people and forces behind the rise of big-money lobbying, legal and financial engineering, the demise of private-sector unions, and a hamstrung bureaucracy, Brill answers the question on everyone's mind: How did we end up this way? Finally, he introduces us to those working quietly and effectively to repair the damages. At once a diagnosis of our national ills, a history of their development, and a prescription for a brighter future, Tailspin is a work of riveting journalism--and a welcome antidote to political despair.

All about Braille

Reading by Touch

Author: Laura S. Jeffrey

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780766021846

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1930

Discusses the history of braille, including how and why it was invented, and the current advances.

Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, 3rd Edition

Volume 2, Instructional Strategies and Practical Applications

Author: William R. Wiener,Richard L. Welsh,Bruce B. Blasch

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891284613

Category: Medical

Page: 854

View: 3845

Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, the classic professional reference and textbook has been completely revised and expanded to two volumes by the most knowledgeable experts in the field. The new third edition includes both the latest research in O&M and expanded information on practice and teaching strategies. Volume 2, Instructional Strategies and Practical Applications, contains detailed information in such as areas as the use of the senses in O&M; teaching O&M to different age and ability groups; the use of technology-based travel systems; and travel in complex environments. No O&M student or professional can afford to be without this essential resource.