ERIC Number: ED175180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Preparatory Reading Program for Visually Handicapped Children. Final Report.
Rodabaugh, Barbara J.; Hall, Amanda P.
A pre-reading program for visually handicapped children who are potential braille or large print readers was developed and field tested with 20 students and 11 teachers. The program was designed to teach basic reading readiness concepts at the preschool, kindergarten, or primary grade level. Instructional objectives were developed for each of ten concept areas, and structured, multisensory lessons were written to teach the objectives. Field test data indicated that the program is a viable tool in terms of student and teacher time, direct costs, ease of use, appropriateness of the concepts taught, and student interest. Teachers were positive in their overall ratings of the program's usefulness and recommended it not only for visually handicapped children, but also for nonhandicapped preschool, disadvantaged kindergarten, learning disabled, and mentally retarded children. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
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