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Braille Literacy: A Functional Approach (Paperback)

Coming soon! Dr. Wormsley’s new book, I-M-ABLE: Individualized Meaning-centered Approach to Braille Literacy Education

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Paperback $39.95
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By Online Chapter $10.95
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Description of Braille Literacy

An AFB Classic!

As the original formulation of I-M-ABLE (Individualized Meaning-Centered Approach to Braille Literacy Education), Braille Literacy: A Functional Approach presents a straightforward, step-by-step approach to teaching the reading and writing of braille to students who are challenged by learning through traditional methods. This clearly written guide uses a functional approach based on key vocabulary that is meaningful to the student who is at-risk.

In addition to the fundamentals of working with students who have mild to moderate cognitive impairments and whom the later volume I-M-ABLE treats in detail, Braille Literacy examines how to use the meaning-centered approach to reach children who have severe to profound cognitive impairments or multiple physical and cognitive impairments, students of late elementary up to high school age who are switching from print to braille, students who are learning English as a second language, and adults who have recently lost vision and can no longer read print efficiently.

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. 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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Paperback Product Details:

Pages: 124 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-89128-876-3
Publisher: AFB Press
Year of publication: 2004
Availability: ships in 3-4 days; allow time for mailing

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Editorial Review:

D.V.I. Quarterly - Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Visual Impairments
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.

Book Contributors:

Frances Mary D'Andrea, Ph.D.