Learning Through Touch

Author: Mike McLinden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136609547
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written to assist teachers and other professionals who support children with visual impairment and additional difficulties, this text examines the role of touch in developing effective teaching and learning. The book is divided into eleven chapters that provide useful background information about the sense of touch, and consider how potential barriers to independent learning through touch can be reduced through structuring appropriate learning experiences. A series of reflective activities are included which are designed to draw out key issues from relevant chapters and invite the reader to explore the implications for his or her practice. A number of these activities are designed to cross-reference with relevant extension standards from the National SEN Specialist Standards for teachers and recommendations about further reading and teaching resources are provided throughout the book. This text will be useful for teachers and learning support staff working with children who have visual impairment and additional difficulties. It will also have relevance to other professionals working with children with severe and complex needs who wish to understand more about the role of touch in developing effective learning experiences.

Visual Impairment

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Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136605428
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Teaching Pupils with Visual Impairment

Author: Ruth Salisbury
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135395667
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bursting with practical advice, suggestions and handy tips, providing readers with a positive starting point for sharing ideas and good practice, this is a key practical guide to making learning accessible for primary and secondary school pupils with visual impairment. This user-friendly book shows how, with appropriate support, pupils with visual impairment in mainstream schools can have as rewarding an experience of education as their sighted peers. The majority of contributors are qualified teachers for visual impairment, with many years' experience working with pupils in a variety of settings. Covering the curriculum and each subject area in detail, Teaching Pupils with Visual Impairment includes guidance on: activities within and outside the classroom making the school's physical environment accessible inclusion within the school's social environment. Teachers and support staff will have immediate access to a wealth of ideas, supported by invaluable resources on the accompanying CD/website, including a complete electronic version of the book in large print, allowing older pupils to take a more active role in the learning process.

Tactile Strategies for Children who Have Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities

Author: Deborah Chen
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
ISBN: 9780891288190
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Young children who are visually impaired and have additional disabilities need to learn to use their sense of touch effectively to promote their growth, development, and ability to communicate. This manual provides teachers, early interventionists, and parents with critical information about alternative communication methods not based on the use of vision as well as countless practical strategies. Topics include assessing a child's skills, planning interventions, and selecting appropriate tactile strategies to meet the child's needs.

Children with Visual Impairments

Author: Joao Roe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134753586
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is aimed at the mainstream class teacher who has little or no experience of providing effective learning experiences for children with visual impairments. It is designed both as an introductory guide to assessment and provision. It also has a strong focus on social interactions, since many teachers are confused as how to help children with visual impairments make friends. The book sets out the basis for addressing the individual with a wide range of visual impairments. Chapters cover: the identification and assessment of aspects of vision visual impairment and individual needs practical advice on the development of concepts, language and literacy and social skills the use of low vision aids, appropriate decor and physical layouts, lighting and IT educational policy and the Code of Practice Drawing on very recent research, this book presents new insights into the needs of children with visual impairments as learners, arguing that it is the quality of the child's social interactions which promotes play, language and learning.

Special Teaching for Special Children Pedagogies for Inclusion

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033522623X
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This book addresses this question, looking at pupils’ special learning needs including low attainment, learning difficulties, language difficulties, emotional and behavioural problems and sensory needs. Some special needs groups (for example dyslexia) have argued strongly for the need for particular specialist approaches. In contrast, many proponents of inclusion have argued that ‘good teaching is good teaching for all’ and that all children benefit from similar approaches.

Cortical Visual Impairment

Author: Christine Roman-Lantzy
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
ISBN: 0891288295
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The current leading cause of visual impairment among children is not a disease or condition of the eyes, but cortical visual impairment (CVI)-also known as cerebral visual impairment-in which visual dysfunction is caused by damage or injury to the brain. The definition, nature, and treatment of CVI are the focus of great concern and widespread debate, and this complex condition poses challenges to professionals and families seeking to support the growth and development of visually impaired children. On the basis of more than 30 years' experience in working with hundreds of children of all ages with CVI, Christine Roman-Lantzy has developed a set of unique assessment tools and systematic, targeted principles whose use has helped children learn to use their vision more effectively. This one-of-a-kind resource provides readers with both a conceptual framework with which to understand working with CVI and concrete strategies to apply directly in their work.

Little Bear Sees

Author: Aubri Tallent
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1620959887
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Cortical visual impairment (CVI), the leading cause of visual impairment in children today, is caused by damage to visual centers of the brain. Unfortunately, CVI is very often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed because many doctors, therapists and educators simply do not know about it. What we want you to know, first and foremost, is that there is hope! Children with CVI can learn to see, their vision can get better! As parents of a child with CVI, we know how daunting it can be to raise a child with visual impairment. Little Bear Sees is the first book about CVI written by parents for parents. As you read Little Bear Sees, you will meet other families facing the many challenges that come with a diagnosis of CVI. You will learn exactly what CVI is, what common characteristics to look for to determine if your child has CVI and how the eyes and brain work together to facilitate vision. You will learn strategies and ideas for helping your child learn to see from the leading experts in cortical visual impairment. This book was written for parents, but it our sincere hope that it will be shared with doctors, therapists, family, friends and all those whose lives are touched by a child with CVI. Together we can raise awareness and improve the lives of children with cortical visual impairment.

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Visual Impairment

Author: Marilyn H. Gense
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
ISBN: 9780891288800
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When a child with an autism spectrum disorder is also visually impaired, the effects on learning and behavior and complex and varied. Two exceptional educators condense their years of personal and professional experience into a one-of-a-kind handbook of effective ways to work with such students, including suggetions and approaches for assessment, instruction, and program planning; forms and tools for capturing vital information; information on assessment instruments, instructional materials, and web sites rich in important advice. Professionals and educators, as well as parents, will find critical guiding principles and valuable strategies.