Beginning with Braille

Author: Anna M. Swenson
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
ISBN: 0891283234
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Education

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 for the Sighted

Author: S. Harold Collins
Publisher:
ISBN: 0931993954
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Education

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

Guidelines and Games for Teaching Efficient Braille Reading

Author: Myrna R. Olson
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
ISBN: 0891281053
Release Date: 1981-01-01
Genre: Education

These unique guidelines and games provide ideas for adapting a general reading program to the needs of braille readers and enriching early instruction in braille that are based on research in the areas of rapid reading and precision teaching. Classroom teachers and anyone working with children who are blind or visually impaired will find this classic handbook an invaluable resource.

Hilfe die Herdmanns kommen

Author: Barbara Robinson
Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger
ISBN: 9783960520399
Release Date: 2017-09-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Das kann ja heiter werden! Im ganzen Viertel ist man sich einig: Die Kinder der Familie Herdmann sind die schlimmsten Kinder aller Zeiten. Sie lügen, klauen, rauchen Zigarren (auch die Mädchen), bringen die Nachbarn zur Verzweiflung und können ein Klassenzimmer mit Hilfe ihrer halbwilden Katze in Rekordzeit vollkommen leer fegen. Zu allem Überfluss haben sie es auch noch geschafft, alle Hauptrollen im weihnachtlichen Krippenspiel zu bekommen. Womöglich steht damit die schlimmste Aufführung aller Zeiten bevor. Der etwas andere Weihnachtsklassiker von Barbara Robinson, übersetzt von Erfolgsduo Paul und Nele Maar, mit neuen, ebenso pfiffigen wie farbigen Illustrationen von Anke Kuhl, die ihre ganz eigene Geschichte im Detail erzählen.

Braille Literacy

Author: Diane P. Wormsley
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
ISBN: 0891288767
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

Author: C. Michael Mellor
Publisher: National Braille Press
ISBN: 9780939173709
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Louis Braille: A Touch of Genius is the first ever, full-color biography to include thirty-one of his extant letters, some written by his own hand, and translated into English for the first time.Three great men were born in the early weeks of January 1809: Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, and Louis Braille. Only one has remained virtually unknown ? the man who invented a means of reading and writing still used today in almost every country in the world, adapted to almost every known language from Albanian to Zulu.Born sighted, Louis Braille accidentally blinded himself at the age of 3. He was lucky enough to be sent to a school for blind children in Paris, one of the first in the world. There, at the age of sixteen, he worked tirelessly on a revolutionary system of finger reading that became braille. He was a talented musician, astute businessman, and genius inventor ? collaborating with another Frenchman to invent the first dot-matrix printer around 1840.

Learn Braille

Author: R. J. Clarke
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1539368130
Release Date: 2016-10-06
Genre:

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.

Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy

Author: American Foundation for the Blind
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
ISBN: 0891289364
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Education

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

The Handbook of Touch

Author: Dr. Matthew J. Hertenstein, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826121929
Release Date: 2011-06-13
Genre: Psychology

"This book is excellent in its coverage of neurobiological underpinnings through perception, measurement, and communication...a great resource for researchers and clinicians." Score: 94, 4 stars. --Doody's Medical Reviews "This is an expertly constructed volume, due mainly to an expert composition of authors forthe individual chapters. Every chapter is like opening a door to a different laboratory, eachexamining a unique corner of the tactile research universe."--PsycCRITIQUES "...a solid, authoritative resource."--New Hampshire Nurses Association Touch has received increased attention over the last few decades, with growing recognition of its profound import to all facets of life. The Handbook of Touch is the first authoritative, state-of-the-art resource for scientists, scholars, and students interested in the neurobehavioral foundations of touch and its many applications. This text provides an in-depth overview of the conceptual and empirical scope of the field. Chapters are written by a cadre of internationally known experts on touch, representing an expansive breadth of knowledge from behavioral, health, and neuroscience disciplines. Key Features: Integrates knowledge regarding the neurobiology of touch, covering the spectrum from skin physiology and somatosensory pathways to touch-related genes and proteins Synthesizes research about the neural processing and perception of touch Describes diverse methods for measuring touch behavior and human response to touch Discusses the role of touch in social communication, along with the influence of context and culture Presents cutting edge research that links touch to brain organization and plasticity, human development, and varied dimensions of health

Touching for Knowing

Author: Yvette Hatwell
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027296382
Release Date: 2003-09-09
Genre: Psychology

The dominance of vision is so strong in sighted people that touch is sometimes considered as a minor perceptual modality. However, touch is a powerful tool which contributes significantly to our knowledge of space and objects. Its intensive use by blind persons allows them to reach the same levels of knowledge and cognition as their sighted peers.In this book, specialized researchers present the recent state of knowledge about the cognitive functioning of touch. After an analysis of the neurophysiology and neuropsychology of touch, exploratory manual behaviors, intramodal haptic (tactual-kinesthetic) abilities and cross-modal visual-tactual coordination are examined in infants, children and adults, and in non-human primates. These studies concern both sighted and blind persons in order to know whether early visual deprivation modifies the modes of processing space and objects. The last section is devoted to the technical devices favoring the school and social integration of the young blind: Braille reading, use of raised maps and drawings, “sensory substitution” displays, and new technologies of communication adapted for the blind. (Series B)

Louis Braille The Boy Who Invented the Alphabet for the Blind

Author: Calista Plummer
Publisher: Learning Island
ISBN:
Release Date:
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In 1809, Simon-Rene and Monique Braille lived in a small town in France. The town of Coupvray was 25 miles (40 km) outside Paris. Life was good for the family. Simon worked as a harness maker and leatherer. He made many items out of leather, including harnesses and saddles for horses, leather slippers and shoes, and leather satchels. Simon was well known in the town, and his work supported his wife and three children, two girls and a boy. On January 4, 1809, the new year brought the family a new baby boy. They named him Louis. Find out how Louis Braille lost his sight, and how he invented an alphabet that helped all blind children to read in this fun 15-minute biography. Ages 8 and up. Educational Versions have CCSS Activities. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.