“Literacy begins to develop at birth, it does not wait until a child reads his first word or even until he opens his first book. Literacy is a basic process, set in motion long before actual reading and writing takes place and it involves all of the child’s development.” ( Stratton and Wright (1991)
This is a three part webinar that provides participants with the knowledge and skills on how to work with a young early braille user.
The following topics are covered:
- Know the learner
- Stages of reading development
- Braille literacy skills
- Differences between print and braille
- Braille literacy: Where to begin
- Braille literacy – What are we aiming for?
- Introducing braille reading
- Touch: Some considerations
- Producing braille texts
Dr Frances Gentle
Dr Frances Gentle is a Conjoint Lecturer with the RIDBC Renwick Centre, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, in affiliation with Macquarie University and the University of Newcastle. She is also President of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI; Immediate Past President of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI), and Convening Editor of the SPEVI journal. Frances has around 30 years of experience as an educator in the field of disability in Australia and internationally, with 20 years of specialisation in education of children with blindness and low vision.
These are convenient and accessible and can be accessed at anytime. These sessions are presented by International and National experts including RIDBC staff. All the courses are accredited by the BOSTES and many are also accredited by Audiology Australia and AG Bell.
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