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ERIC Number: ED465238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Alfabetizacion de las personas que son sordas e invidentes. Hoja informativa de DB-LINK (Literacy for Persons Who Are Deaf-Blind. DB-LINK Fact Sheet).
Miles, Barbara
This fact sheet discusses the importance of literacy for individuals who are deaf-blind, the social functions of reading and writing, and conditions necessary for the development of literacy. Strategies for promoting literacy among this population are described and include: (1) invite children and adults who are deaf-blind to observe as you use the computer, read the newspaper, write notes, read signs, and engage in other literacy activities; (2) arrange specific opportunities for the child or adult to touch adults or young people as they read Braille; (3) read stories to children who are deaf-blind; (4) use accessible labels on rooms, shelves, coat hooks and furniture; (5) pause a moment as a child notices a label, be aware of the child's reaction, and make a simple comment; (6) pause often during story-reading times, notice the child's reactions, and respond to them; (7) use dialog journal with a child who is deaf-blind and who has some beginning reading and writing skills; (8) respond conversationally to any drawing, proto-writing, or writing attempt; (9) accumulate Braille books and other materials; (10) make a story box to accompany a Braille or print story; and (11) adapt storybooks by using textured pictures. (Contains 16 references.) (CR)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: Spanish
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who Are Deaf-Blind, Monmouth, OR.
Note: See ED 442 215 for English version.