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ERIC Number: ED249808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching English as a Foreign Language to the Visually Handicapped.
de Herrera, Betty Phillips
MEXTESOL Journal, v8 n3 p15-23 Oct 1984
Techniques for teachers to use in mainstreaming visually handicapped students in instruction of English as a second language are discussed. They include: (1) having an initial student interview to explore the student's knowledge of braille and gather other relevant information about student skills; (2) not developing negative attitudes or becoming overprotective; (3) providing activities that the student can participate in comfortably; (4) having the entire class be blindfolded through all the normal class activities to develop sighted student empathy; and (5) speaking clearly and precisely and encouraging others to do the same. Additional out-of-class assistance can include providing tutoring; encouraging attendance at English-language movies, clubs, and private English classes; and exploiting the other senses with clay, fabrics, and other substances. A variety of organizations and information sources are available in the United States and Mexico City to provide further ideas and assistance. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mexico (Mexico City)
Note: Paper is based on a talk given at the Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (18th, Houston, TX, March 6-11, 1984).