Description of Practice Perspectives: A Student Success Story Through the Use of an Individualized Meaning-centered Approach to Braille Literacy (I-M-ABLE)
As a teacher of students with visual impairments in a regional resource program at an elementary school, I first learned of Diane Wormsley's Individualized Meaning-centered Approach to Braille Literacy (I-M-ABLE) (Wormsley, 2004; 2011) at a state conference. This method has been used successfully with students who were not candidates for traditional literacy instruction. With I-M-ABLE, students begin reading instruction using key words and phrases that are meaningful to them to develop stories that engage and motivate them to read braille. Use of proper braille reading techniques is an important component of this approach.