ERIC Number: ED119404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Optacon Instructional Materials; Secondary Level, Grades 9-12.
Rodabaugh, Barbara J.; And Others
The instructional materials packet contains 15 units of sequential activities designed to teach blind secondary students to read standard print through the use of the Optacon, an optical-to-tactile converter manufactured by Telesensory Systems, Inc. The materials help the teacher monitor student progress on a unit to unit basis; diagnose reading difficulties and prescribe appropriate learning activities; and provide a variety of reading experiences for the student, such as alternative typefaces, formats and subject matter. Each unit contains line by line or lesson by lesson instructions for the teacher and materials to be used by the student. Many units are followed by criterion exercises to evaluate student learning. Word attack skills, equipment orientation, and recognition of upper and lower case letters and numerals are among the content areas of the units. (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.