ERIC Number: ED119403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Optacon Instructional Materials; Elementary Level, Grades 4-8.
Rodabaugh, Barbara J.; And Others
Provided in the manual are 15 units of sequential instructional materials designed to teach blind elementary students to read standard print through the use of the Optacon, an optical-to-tactile converter manufactured by Telesensory Systems, Inc. The materials allow for individualized rate of student progress, integration of numeral and letter drill with the reading of meaningful sentence material, diagnostic/prescriptive teaching, student decision making, a variety of reading experiences, and continuous monitoring of student achievement. Each unit contains line by line or lesson by lesson instructions for the teacher followed by instructional material to be used by the student. Many units are concluded by criterion exercises. Content areas of the 15 units include equipment introduction, numeral recognition, upper and lower case letter recognition, and word attack skills. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.