ERIC Number: EJ755440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Technology and Early Braille Literacy: Using the Mountbatten Pro Brailler in Primary-Grade Classrooms
Cooper, Holly L.; Nichols, Sharon K.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v101 n1 p22-31 Jan 2007
This article describes the Early Braille Readers Project, which provided a Mountbatten Pro Brailler and peripheral equipment to 20 kindergarteners, first-, and second graders in Texas. The project included training and support in the form of site visits and teacher training for both teachers of students with visual impairments and classroom teachers, group workshops, and an electronic discussion group. The project had a positive impact on the students' writing and reading skills and participation in instruction and social interaction.
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Teachers, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction, Reading Skills, Braille, Visual Impairments, Discussion Groups, Teacher Education, School Visitation, Teacher Workshops, Telecommunications, Writing Skills, Assistive Technology, Motivation, Beginning Writing, Beginning Reading
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Kindergarten
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
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