Lighting the way through the home: development of early braille literacy

Fanshawe, Melissa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7399-7663 (2017) Lighting the way through the home: development of early braille literacy. In: 2017 Biennial SPEVI Conference: Shining the Light on Vision Education, 8-12 Jan 2017, Brisbane, Queensland.

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Abstract

Emergent braille literacy is the earliest phase of language development where children, from infancy, are exposed to 'direct, repeated and meaningful interactions with braille literacy materials and events' (Rex, Koenig, Wormsley, & Baker, 1995, p.10). Activities such as shared reading of tactile books, scribbling on the braille machine, joint engagement in nursery rhymes, songs and chants help infants acquire cognitive concepts and develop physical skills to engage in braille. The process leads to the early development of literacy concepts including speaking, listening,reading and writing, as a foundation for braille literacy (Drezek, 1999).


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Speech)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019)
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2020 04:55
Last Modified: 07 May 2020 03:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: vision impairment, blind, disability, literacy
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130312 Special Education and Disability
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37315

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