ERIC Number: ED069062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Communication and Computation Skills for Blind Students Attending Public Schools.
Suffolk County Board of Cooperative Educational Services 3, Dix Hills, NY.
Outlined are evaluative and instructional procedures used by itinerant teachers of blind children in public schools to teach readiness for braille reading and writing, as well as braille reading and writing, signature writing, and the Nemeth Code of braille mathematics and scientific notation. Readiness for braille reading and writing is considered in terms of attitudinal readiness, physical evaluation, social and emotional readiness, and the development of tactile discrimination and prewriting skills. Noted are aims and techniques of teaching braille, mechanics of reading braille for different age groups from kindergarten through senior high school, and problems inherent in the use of braille such as difficulties with unwieldy or hard to obtain volumes and confusion due to the multiple uses of braille symbols. Examined are techniques for teaching braille writing, the use of the slate and stylus for braille writing, and the mechanics of signature writing. Listed are supplementary aids for teaching the Nemeth Code to kindergarteners through senior high school students as well as aids and devices for supplementary mathematics and science. (GW)
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Authoring Institution: Suffolk County Board of Cooperative Educational Services 3, Dix Hills, NY.