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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: Frances Mary D'Andrea
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
ISBN: 0891289364
Release Date: 1997-01-01
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

Assistive Technology

Author: Ger M. Craddock
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1586033735
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This publication covers different themes in the field of assistive technology. The theme New technologies will explore the significant advances in technology research & development and how these can be harnessed to benefit people with disabilities. This will include evolving technologies, affording interesting insights into the future. The theme User Centred Approach will look at fundamental ways in which the EU advocate a philosophy of citizenship and governance and how this philosophy can be advanced to ensure that people with disabilities become central to the assistive technology process Another issue that is explored in this publication is Interdisciplinary Approaches which can be developed within assistive technology and the provision of services to people with disabilities. Finally, it concentrates on ways in which practitioners and users, working together within assistive technology, can achieve best practice in the development and implementation of Guidelines and Standards across a broad spectrum.

Reading by Touch

Author: Susanna Millar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134916122
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Psychology

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.

When You Have a Visually Impaired Student in Your Classroom

Author: Joanne Russotti
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
ISBN: 0891288945
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Education

This easy-to-understand guide explains the role of paraeducators (sometimes called classroom aides, teaching assistants, or paraprofessionals) in working with students who are visually impaired and assisting other members of the educational team. When You Have a Visually Impaired Student in Your Classroom: A Guide for Paraeducators provides basic information about visual impairment, the learning needs of visually impaired students, and the special devices and materials they use. Includes easy-to-use forms to help organize information and tasks.

Six Dots A Story of Young Louis Braille

Author: Jen Bryant
Publisher: RH Childrens Books
ISBN: 9780449813393
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille—a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet. **Winner of a Schneider Family Book Award!** 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. Award-winning writer Jen Bryant tells Braille’s inspiring story with a lively and accessible text, filled with the sounds, the smells, and the touch of Louis’s world. Boris Kulikov’s inspired paintings help readers to understand what Louis lost, and what he was determined to gain back through books. An author’s note and additional resources at the end of the book complement the simple story and offer more information for parents and teachers. Praise for Six Dots: "An inspiring look at a child inventor whose drive and intelligence changed to world—for the blind and sighted alike."—Kirkus Reviews "Even in a crowded field, Bryant’s tightly focused work, cast in the fictionalized voice of Braille himself, is particularly distinguished."—Bulletin, starred review "This picture book biography strikes a perfect balance between the seriousness of Braille’s life and the exuberance he projected out into the world." — School Library Journal, starred review