ERIC Number: ED440492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Media Assessment of Students with Visual Impairments: A Resource Guide for Teachers. 2nd Edition.
Koenig, Alan J.; Holbrook, M. Cay
Designed to assist in the selection of appropriate literacy media for students with visual impairments, this guide outlines the essential elements of learning media assessments. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the learning media assessment (LMA) process. Included is a discussion of Texas law and regulations that govern LMA. Chapter 2 documents the student's use of sensory channels utilizing an objective procedure and recording form. Chapter 3 helps team members translate the student's use of sensory channels into appropriate general learning media by providing guidelines and a checklist. Chapter 4 presents a process for making an initial decision on the literacy medium in which the student will begin a conventional reading and writing instructional program. The following chapter presents a process for continuous assessment of the student's literacy media. The last chapter presents a comprehensive process for selecting functional learning and literacy media for students with additional disabilities. It provides guidelines for determining the student's use of sensory channels and selecting functional media. Appendices include a specific assessment procedure to compare the effectiveness of various print media for students with low vision, assessment forms, and reading strategy lessons. (Contains 10 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Braille, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Large Type Materials, Literacy, Low Vision Aids, Multiple Disabilities, Needs Assessment, Partial Vision, Reading Material Selection, Reading Strategies, State Regulation, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Visual Impairments
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Business Office, 1100 West 45th St., Austin, TX 78756-3494.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Austin.; Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Texas