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ERIC Number: EJ787521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0899-1510
Uncontracted or Contracted Braille for Emergent Readers: A Pilot Study
Farnsworth, Charles, Jr.
RE:view: Rehabilitation Education for Blindness and Visual Impairment, v38 n4 p147-156 Win 2007
To determine the attitudes of teachers of students who are visually impaired or blind about the use of contracted or uncontracted Braille for emergent readers, the author posted a questionnaire on three electronic listservs from October through December 2002 and received responses from 40 teachers in India, Canada, the West Indies, and the United States. Observations of students at W. Ross MacDonald School for the Blind, Brantford, Ontario, provided more information. Most respondents agree that uncontracted Braille is beneficial in teaching computer keyboarding and early reading skills to emergent readers. The responses indicated a lack of agreement on early immersion in contracted Braille or the need to master contracted Braille to attain long-term academic success. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; High Schools; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; India; United States