Learn Braille

Uncontracted (Grade 1) & Contracted (Grade 2)

Author: R. J. Clarke

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539368137

Category:

Page: 94

View: 990

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.

Braille for the Sighted

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780931993954

Category: Education

Page: 31

View: 2525

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

What Is Braille?

Author: Deborah Kent

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766044408

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4822

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.

Reading by Touch

Author: Susanna Millar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134916124

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 2503

Reading, using vision or touch, translates abstact marks on a page into an understanding of ideas. The perceptual, linguistic and cognitive processes involved in sighted reading have been widely studied, but the use of touch raises new issues. Drawing on her research with novice and fluent braille readers, Susanna Millar examines how people initially process braille and how skill with sounds, words, meaning and spelling patterns influence processing. The main focus is on braille but findings on the 'Moon' script, vibrotactile devices, maps and 'icons' are also considered in the context of their practical implications and access to computer technology. Reading by Touch will be of enormous interest to all teachers and students of tactual reading systems, and makes a significant contribution to theories in cognitive and developmental psychology.

All about Braille

Reading by Touch

Author: Laura S. Jeffrey

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780766021846

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 359

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

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: 2761

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

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: 9674

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

A Functional Approach

Author: Diane P. Wormsley

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891288763

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 124

View: 5313

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.

Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind

Author: Margaret Davidson

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780812498226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 6049

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.

Burns Braille Guide

A Quick Reference to Unified English Braille

Author: Mary F. Burns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780891287179

Category:

Page: 110

View: 5917

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.

Mobility Matters

Stepping Out in Faith

Author: Amy Bovaird

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781503125988

Category:

Page: 434

View: 2978

Amy Bovaird suffers from Retinitis Pigmentosa, a hereditary eye disease that progressively steals her vision. Unwilling to accept that she is truly losing her eyesight, Amy resists when the Bureau of Blindness schedules a mobility specialist to train her to use a white cane. Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith chronicles a partnership between Bovaird and her blind instructor as she begins to navigate using a whole new system of "seeing." Will her faith prove strong enough to allow her to move forward and accept herself as she is?

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: 4097

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.

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: 9508

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: 1206

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.

What If?

Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Author: Randall Munroe

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544272994

Category: Humor

Page: 320

View: 2974

The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing.

It Can't Be True!

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465421254

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 1328

It Can't be True! lets you in on life's little secrets that seem unbelievable--but are totally true. For example: Did you know that the Moon is the same size as Australia? Or that a blue whale's heart is as large as a car? Explore a world of subjects, from the tiniest microchips to the massive, swirling planet Jupiter, with stunning photographs and images to help you visualise and understand each comparison. Learning is made easy and fun with amazing pictures and graphics that describe incredible facts to satisfy even the most curious children. With easy-to-read headlines and simple explanations, It Can't be True! is the first book of its kind to deliver a major "Wow!" moment as you turn each page. Full of the most recent, verified facts and statistics full of facts that prove truth is stranger than fiction It Can't be True! is the definitive "Did you know...?" explorer's guide.

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: 8950

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.