Description of Braille Literacy
Teachers of students challenged by learning braille through traditional methods--perhaps because of additional physical or cognitive disabilities, the inability to speak English well, or difficulty in making the transition from print to braille--will welcome this innovative and practical resource. Presenting a straightforward, step-by-step approach to teaching the reading and writing of braille to both children and adults, this clearly written guide uses a functional approach based on concepts and vocabulary with meaning and utility to the reader.
Key areas covered include creating braille-rich environments, selecting and teaching key words, teaching tactile perception skills, encouraging writing skills, creating stories, keeping records, and more. A separate section suggests ways to reach special groups, such as learners with mild to moderate cognitive impairments, severe to profound cognitive impairments, and multiple physical and cognitive impairments. This essential text is enhanced by photos that bring the program to life and sample forms that help you put it into action.
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Other Titles by Diane Wormsley
Braille Literacy: A Functional Approach should be included in the professional collection of every program providing education to the blind population. It is full of clear and relevant techniques and strategies for providing Braille literacy to all learners. Its approach can provide motivating programs for at-risk learners and can provide suggestions to motivate even those learners who have been using more traditional programs.