Literacy for Students with Special Needs

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Aligning IEPs to academic standards : for students with moderate and severe disabilities / Ginevra Courtade-Little, Diane M. Browder ; [ed., Tom Kinney]. IEP Resources, c2005.
Description: With increased emphasis on meeting state academic standards, instructors of students with moderate and severe disabilities wonder about how to develop meaningful goals for academic learning while continuing to meet individual needs. Will these goals promote general education inclusion? Do they replace long held functional skill priorities? This book provides strategies for creating IEPs that promote learning state academic standards while also addressing the balance needed to meet students? individual educational needs. By following this book, your students can participate in parallel activities directly related to the general curriculum.
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Assistive technology in special education : resources to support literacy, communication, and learning differences / Joan L. Green. Prufrock Press, Inc., [2018]
Description: ... presents a wealth of practical, well-organized information to help families, teachers, and therapists find effective solutions for students with learning, literacy, and cognitive challenges. This third edition features new affordable tools to improve and compensate for challenges related to speaking, understanding, reading, writing, and thinking and remembering, as well as strategies to help students become more organized and efficient. Also highlighted are iDevices, G Suite (Google Apps and Extensions), online collaborative sites, and features built into the computers and mobile devices readers already use. As technology changes and new operating systems make older programs obsolete, this book will empower readers to explore the most current resources as they become available.
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Attainment's early literacy communication overlays / Joni Nygard ; graphic designer, Sherry Pribbenow. Attainment Co., c2010.
Description: Teacher scripts are provided for quick recording. Book includes 70 tear-out pages. The GoTalk 4+ is an ideal tool to initiate augmentative communication. Book plus CD-ROM.
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Attainment's ELSB early literacy skills builder [kit] : scientifically based literacy program / Diane Browder ... [et al.] Attainment Co., [c2007].
Description: A language-rich, research based curriculum, with systematic instruction to teach both print and phonemic awareness. It is a multi-year program with seven distinct levels and ongoing assessments so students progress at their own pace. For students ages 5-10, with moderate to severe developmental disabilities.
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EEEs into writing : standards-based exercises for teaching emergent, early, and elementary writing skills / written by Molly Lyle Brown ; edited by Becky L. Spivey. Super Duper Publications, c2006.
Description: "Activities aligned to McRel literacy standards PreK-2 for writing."
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Emergent literacy success : merging technology and whole language for students with disabilities / Caroline Musselwhite, Pati King-DeBaun. Creative Communicating ; Southeast Augmentative Communication Conference, c1997.
Description: "This comprehensive book is a compilation of current theory and practical applications of strategies. It’s designed to support and empower students in their quest for literacy. Each section includes reviews of literature for students who are typically developing, as well as students with various disabilities and risk factors. Emergent Literacy Success includes an assortment of checklists, lists, and magic tricks for duplication. Hundreds of illustrations and mini-case examples help make information easily accessible to readers. "--publisher's website.
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Literacy through Unity : a systematic literacy and communication instructional program : word study for Unity 84.
Literacy through Unity : word study / Karen Erickson, Gretchen Hanser.
The Center for Literacy & Disability Studies, [2006-08?]
Description: Designed to teach word recognition, decoding, spelling and icon sequencing using Unity. A beginning systematic, sequential phonics instructional program that also teaches core icon sequences. Teaches strategies for reading, spelling and pronouncing unfamiliar words. ... lessons for teaching literacy using Unity.
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MEville to WEville : early literacy and communication curriculum. 2nd ed. AbleNet, c2005.
Four units: Unit 1, Me -- Unit 2, My family -- Unit 3, My school -- Extending MEville to WEville.
Description: Each unit has a book, plus a children's book. Students are given the opportunity to focus on different topics as they participate in themed lessons.
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Next Chapter Book Club : a model community literacy program for people with intellectual disabilities / Thomas R. Fish, Paula Rabidoux ; with Jillian Ober and Vicki L.W. Graff. Woodbine House, 2009.
Description: "All aspects of sponsoring, organizing and implementing a book club in any community are covered. Facilitators learn how to manage their group, use strategies to initiate or improve reading skills, and encourage social interaction. NCBC also provides ongoing training and support to program coordinators and facilitators. A handy CD-ROM included in the book provides several dozen key forms and templates, such as Member and Facilitator Intake Forms, End-of-Book Survey, and Five-Level Scale of Literacy Skills. It also includes 57 strategies and activities that book clubs use."--Publisher's website.
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Nurturing narratives : story-based language intervention for children with language impairments that are complicated by other developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders / Lauren Franke and Christine Durbin ; foreword by Brenda Smith Myles. AAPC Pub., c2011.
Description: "Children with complex learning problems (CLP) need to learn important language and academic skills. These children are often in situations that may not be meaningful to them and hence are too complex for learning to occur. Due to the importance of understanding and telling stories for all children, Nurturing Narratives was developed as a story-based language intervention for children. The model emphasizes comprehension, tailors language to the child's developmental level and stresses social engagement. The acquisition of language and literacy skills is embedded in a variety of story-related activities. The book includes: A detailed description of the model ; Guidelines for implementing the intervention ; Instructions for creating materials ; Supportive materials such as goals and sample stories "--Publisher's website.
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Pragmatic activities for language intervention (PALI) : semantics, syntax, and emerging literacy / by Rhea Paul. Communication Skill Builders, c1992.
Description: "Lessons involve real conversational language in a variety of activities including crafts, role-playing, puppetry, and more! Use three developmentally organized sections to: Develop early words, semantic relations, and word combinations with young children ; Teach preschoolers syntax, vocabulary, and concepts needed for communication and school readiness ; Help older children make the transition from oral language to literacy with metalinguistic activities and complex language forms and concepts ; Detailed "scripts" help you carefully control all linguistic stimuli so language elicited in lessons is pragmatically appropriate and informative. Every lesson plan provides: Language Goal Developmental stage, Linguistic Stimuli Script and Procedure Corrective Feedback, List of readily available props and materials used, Variations for extending the activity to other forms and concepts. You'll also have IEP goals, data collection sheets, information on normative data for each developmental level, and a well-organized developmental sequence of activities reflecting current philosophies. Reproduce and give these materials to classroom teachers or paraprofessionals - concise instructions make activities easy! "
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Quality literacy instruction for students with autism spectrum disorders / edited by Christina Carnahan, and Pamela Williamson ; foreword by Kathleen Quill. AAPC Textbooks, 2010.
Description: "Having effective literacy skills enhances the quality of life of all individuals, including those with autism spectrum disorders. Bringing together experts from both the autism and reading fields, this textbook supports professionals and families alike in building lifelong literacy instruction geared to the needs of students on the autism spectrum. Using case examples, the textbook brings theory and research to practice, thus meeting the mandate for evidence-based practice."--Publisher's website.
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Reaching standards and beyond in kindergarten : nurturing children's sense of wonder and joy in learning / Gera Jacobs, Kathy Crowley. NAEYC, c2010.
Description: ...shows teachers how to help young children reach standards in literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and the arts through creative play activities that ignite their enthusiasm to learn. The authors also offer suggestions for promoting healthy physical and social-emotional development. This resource: presents authentic assessments for measuring student progress toward standards ; offers tips for working with English language learners and children with special needs ; discusses how to develop relationships with caregivers and strengthen home-school connections. Includes sample templates, calendars, book lists, and more.
Reading assessment and assistive technology [videorecording (DVD)] / Karen A. Erickson, Stephanie A. Spadorcia. Center for Literacy & Disability Studies ; distributed by Infinitec, c2003.
Description: Three DVDs. Part 1. Cunningham's whole-to-part model of silent reading comprehension -- Part 2. Assessing and understanding readers strengths and weaknesses -- Part 3. Profile-based decisions in assistive technology.
Addressing the literacy and literacy-related technology needs of struggling readers does not have to be based on trial and error. This three-part video begins with a framework for understanding what is required for successful silent reading comprehension. In the second part, viewers will learn specific strategies to determine an individual student's reading instructional needs. Finally, the third part provides guiding questions that link individual student strengths and weaknesses in reading with assistive technology decision making.
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Storytime : stories, symbols and emergent literacy activities for young children with disabilities[PDF files} / Pati King-DeBaun. Rev. Creative Communicating, 1999.
Description: Intended as a resource for special education teachers, speech language pathologists and parents to use with children who have special needs. Ready to print stories, displays, photos, Intellipics activities and more.
Storytime : stories, symbols and emergent literacy activities for young, special needs children / Pati King-DeBaun. Mayer and Johnson Co., c1990.
Description: ...includes five reproducible stories, a variety of communication displays and suggested related activities
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Teaching language arts, math, & science to students with significant cognitive disabilities / edited by Diane M. Browder and Fred Spooner. P.H. Brookes Pub., c2006.
Description: Under NCLB, students with severe disabilities are expected to make progress on state academic content standards in language arts, math, and science. But what material should educators teach from these three content areas, and how should they teach it? With this groundbreaking textbook, future educators will finally have the answers they need. The first major research-to-practice resource on this critical topic, this text goes beyond functional and access skills and shows educators how to make the general curriculum accessible to students of all ages with significant cognitive disabilities. Twenty-five of the best-known researchers in the field prepare educators to: adapt lessons in language arts, math, and science for students with disabilities ; identify meaningful instructional content create effective learning environments through instructional procedures such as peer tutoring, cooperative learning, and co-teaching ; set appropriate expectations for student achievement ; align instruction with state content standards and alternate assessment. For each content area, future teachers will get a solid research foundation blended with teaching examples, guidelines, and helpful figures and tables.
Toniebox and Tonies Boxine GmbH.
Description: “The Toniebox is an imagination-building, screen-free digital listening experience that plays stories, songs, and more. Designed for little listeners ages 3+, it's the perfect storytime companion for tiny hands and active imaginations. Younger children can enjoy the device with proper adult supervision. Use with Tonies to play different stories and songs. Children can change out stories, adjust volume, fast-forward or rewind. Must be set up by an adult.”

Each Tonie has audio content (stories, songs or both). The child can put the Tonie on top of the Toniebox and listen to the content. Titles include: Stick man – Despicable me – PAW patrol – Octonauts – Mulan – Corduroy – Shrek – and more!
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Using assistive technology to meet literacy standards : for grades 7-12 / Sherry L. Purcell, Debbie Grant. IEP Resources, c2007.
Description: "...provide[s] AT solutions and sample IEP goals, and cover a wide range of AT options, from digital talkers to slide-on pencil grips. Curriculum areas include reading, writing, written and oral composition, listening and speaking."--publisher's website.
Literacy for Students on the Autism Spectrum
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Equity and full participation for individuals with severe disabilities : a vision for the future / edited by Martin Agran, Ph.D., Fredda Brown, Ph.D., Carolyn Hughes, Ph.D., Carol Quirk, Ed.D., and Diane Ryndak, Ph.D. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., [2014]
Description: What key issues and challenges affect the lives of people with severe disabilities today -- and what should tomorrow's professionals do to address them? Aligned with the core values and agenda of TASH, this visionary text prepares professionals to strengthen supports and services for people with disabilities across the lifespan. Readers will fully examine more than a dozen critical topics in the lives of people with severe disabilities; explore necessary reforms to policy and practice; and set clear goals and priorities for improving early intervention, education, health care, behavior supports, and social services. Whether used as a textbook or a professional reference, this innovative volume will help usher in a new era of services that support full inclusion and quality of life for people with severe disabilities. -- Provided by publisher.
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From tutor scripts to talking sticks : 100 ways to differentiate instruction in K-12 inclusive classrooms / by Paula Kluth and Sheila Danaher. Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c2010.
Description: "Differentiated instruction engages students of all abilities as active learners, decision-makers, and problem solvers—making educational experiences more meaningful for all. This one-of-a-kind book proves that designing differentiated instruction can be simple and fun! Packed with creative adaptation ideas like fidget bags, doodle notes, and choice boards, this book gives K-12 educators 100 teacher-designed, kid- tested strategies they can use to meet the needs of all students in inclusive classrooms. ...These ready-to-use, research-based adaptations enhance motivation and improve achievement for all children—including English-language learners and students with autism, emotional disabilities, cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities and other special needs. Everyone in the classroom will benefit from this timely, ultra-practical guidebook— the go-to resource for any teacher who has ever had a doubt that differentiated instruction can be simple and fun! Adapations in 10 key areas of student need: organization ; environment and sensory ; technology communication and participation ; behavior and motivation ; teaching and learning ; literacy ; math ; study and review ; assessment"-- publisher's website.
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How do I teach this kid to read? : teaching literacy skills to young children with autism, from phonics to fluency / Kimberly A. Henry. Future Horizons, c2010.
Description: "Reading provides personal enjoyment, access to information, and opens doors to opportunities throughout life, both recreational and occupational. Reading helps us grow and vicariously experience things we are curious about, and dream about. But for many young children with autism, reading is often a factual memorization of letters and words. The playful, imaginative qualities of reading may be missed in favor of the repetitive, predictable alphabet and visual appearance of words on a page. This book presents simple instructional strategies that can be used to help develop early literacy skills in young children with autism. ... dozens of fine-tuned, easily adaptable activities that teachers and parents can implement separately or in infinite combinations. Included are units on phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Kim also lists numerous other resources you can use to supplement the lessons. É this book comes with a FREE CD of printable, visual tools, such as: ABC books; text-picture matches; songs, chants, and poems; word webs; visual organizers; sentence builders, and many more!"--Publisher. For grades K-3.
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"I hate to write!" : tips for helping students with autism spectrum and related disorders increase achievement, meet academic standards, and become happy, successful writers / Cheryl Boucher, MSEd, OTR, and Kathy Oehler, MS, CC-SLP. AAPC Publishing, [2013]
Description: Writing strategies developed specifically to address the issues faced by individuals with autism spectrum and related disorders.--Publisher.
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"Just give him the whale!" : 20 ways to use fascinations, areas of expertise, and strengths to support students with autism / by Paula Kluth and Patrick Schwarz. Paul H. Brookes Pub., c2008.
Description: "When learners with autism have deep, consuming fascinationsÑtrains, triangles, basketballs, whalesÑteachers often wonder what to do. This concise, highly practical guidebook gives educators across grade levels a powerful new way to think about students' "obsessions": as positive teaching tools that calm, motivate, and improve learning. ... this guide is brimming with easy tips and strategies for folding students' special interests, strengths, and areas of expertise into classroom lessons and routines. Teachers will discover how making the most of fascinations can help their students: learn standards-based academic content, boost literacy learning and mathematics skills, develop social connections, expand communication skills, minimize anxiety ..."--Publisher's website.
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A land we can share : teaching literacy to students with autism / by Paula Kluth and Kelly Chandler-Olcott. P.H. Brookes Pub., c2008.
Description: "... moves beyond "sight words" and other functional literacy skills and provides the know- how for bringing quality, meaningful literacy instruction to students with autism. ... focuses specifically on ways in which educators can improve literacy outcomes for students with autism spectrum disorders in Grades K–12 classrooms. Teachers will learn: research-based practices in reading and writing instruction, including those consistent with the recommendations of Reading First ; ideas for planning lessons, differentiating instruction, and designing a classroom environment that promotes literacy learning while addressing the individual needs of learners with autism ; techniques for assessing students who do not or cannot show their literacy learning in traditional ways due to communication or learning differences ; strategies for including students with autism in a wide range of classroom literacy activities ; teaching tips from the words and experiences of people with autism spectrum labels and from the authors' own extensive classroom experience. ... brings cutting-edge literacy concepts to special educators who are already familiar with autism but may not have specific training in teaching reading skills and is an essential "literacy meets autism" primer for general educators and reading specialists. For all readers, the book underscores the ways in which literacy can help every learner achieve a more fulfilling, rich, and inclusive academic life."--publisher's website.
Literacy for Preschool Students
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Attainment's TELL ME : AAC in the preschool classroom / Carole Zangari, Lori Wise. Attainment Company, Inc., [2016]
Description: A classroom-wide approach for preschool children starting to use augmentative and alternative communication with core vocabulary.
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Building blocks for teaching preschoolers with special needs / by Susan R. Sandall and Ilene S. Schwartz ; with Gail E. Joseph ... [et al.] 2nd ed. Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c2008.
Description: " educators three types of practical, research-based inclusion strategies that promote progress in critical areas like behavior, emergent literacy, and peer relationships. A must for professional development, this revised edition helps teachers thrive in the era of accountability with NEW material that reflects the six years of changes in early education since the first edition. Teachers will: discover how the Building Blocks approach aligns with OSEP outcomes to help teachers meet the federal requirements for special education ; learn everything they need to know about evidence-based practice and how to apply it in their classrooms ; print more than a dozen helpful forms—including classroom assessments, planning worksheets, and child evaluation forms—with the convenient NEW CD-ROM. Through clear and instructive vignettes woven throughout the book, teachers will also meet four young children from diverse backgrounds and learn from their teachers' examples of successful interventions. A perfect training tool for teachers and an ideal textbook for college and university courses, this revised bestseller will help today's preschool educators start all their students on the road to lasting school success. Promote inclusion and improve child outcomes through: curriculum modifications that allow all children to participate ; embedded learning opportunities used in typical classroom activities ; child-focused instructional strategies that help students with individual learning objectives"-
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Color photo games: early literacy, grades PK-K, special learners : 18 full-color games that reinforce essential early literacy skills / by Pamela K. Hill. Key Education, c2012.
Description: Instill a love of language in special-education students in grades PK-K using Early Literacy! This 160-page book provides simple, fun, and engaging games that are easy to assemble, fun to play, and designed for individual or small-group use. The book reinforces the concepts of same and different, opposites, syllables, rhyming, matching, uppercase and lowercase letters, and identifying beginning sounds. Each game includes photographic artwork, game strategies with differentiated instruction. The book supports NAEYC standards--Publisher's description.
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Curiosity corner : a comprehensive preschool program : a student-achievement solution for preschool : program overview with sample lessons and scope and sequence / [produced by: director, Nancy A. Madden ... [et al.] ] Success for All Foundation, c2008
Description: Introduction to curiosity corner -- Program components -- Theme schedule -- Program goals and objectives -- Promoting language & literacy -- Cooperative learning -- Sample lesson -- Assessments -- Training & support -- Scope and sequence -- Language focus -- Correlation to National Reading Panel, National Research Council, and Head Start Child Outcomes Framework.
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Encouraging language development in early childhood settings / [compiled by Janice Greenberg]. Hanen Centre, c2004.
Description: "A companion workbook to Learning language and loving it : a guide to promoting children's social, language, and literacy development in early childhood settings (2nd ed., Weitzman & Greenberg, 2002)"--Cover.
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Learning language and loving it : a guide to promoting children's social, language and literacy development in early childhood settings / Elaine Weitzman and Janice Greenberg.
Learning language--and loving it! [videorecording (DVD)] / written and directed by Janice Greenberg and Elaine Weitzman ; produced by Granger Digital.
Let language lead the way to literacy / [compiled by Janice Greenberg].
Hanen Centre, c2002-07.
Description: "...designed to provide early childhood educators with practical strategies for helping all children in the classroom build language and social skills, no matter what their learning and communication styles are, and even if they have special needs. ... provides you with practical, research-based strategies ..."
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You make the difference in helping your child learn / by Ayala Manolson with Barb Wark and Nancy Dodington.
You make the difference in helping your child learn : an aboriginal adaptation / by Ayala Manolson with Barb Ward and Nancy Dodington.
You make the difference [videorecording (DVD)] : parent-child interaction program / written and directed by Michelle Lintott.
Hanen Centre, 1998-2007.
Description: Books and DVD for parents. "... designed to support parents of typically developing children, birth to 5 years, who would like to learn more about fostering and enriching their childÕs early language, social and literacy development during positive everyday interactions. It can also provide support to vulnerable families whose childrenÕs learning may be at risk due to environmental and / or societal challenges. For those parents who have limited communication skills or who may feel isolated and have limited social networks, ... helps parents connect with other families and resources in their community."--publisher's website.
Literacy for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Note: This list has some basic information about braille literacy, but many more materials on braille and tactile illustrations are available.
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Beginning with braille : firsthand experiences with a balanced approach to literacy / Anna M. Swenson. American Foundation for the Blind, c1999.
Description: "...provides a wealth of effective activities for promoting literacy at the early stages of braille isntruction. Includes tips on designing worksheets, teaching the use of a braillewriter, and facilitating the braille writing process."
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Building on Patterns. American Printing House for the Blind.
Prekindergarten to Second grade.
Description: Building on Patterns is a systematic, comprehensive, and balanced literacy program designed to teach young children with visual impairments to read and write using braille. Kits for teaching braille to students, including reading, writing spelling.
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I-M-ABLE : individualized meaning-centered approach to braille literacy education / Diane P. Wormsley. 1st ed. AFB Press, American Foundation for the Blind, 2016.
Description: I-M-ABLE, or the Individualized Meaning-Centered Approach to Braille Literacy Education, is an innovative, individualized, student-centered method for teaching braille and making it exciting for children who have difficulties learning braille. In this teaching approach, instruction is centered on continuously analyzing the strengths and needs of students, placing particular emphasis on engaging them using key vocabulary words and phrases based on their experiences and interests. This comprehensive practice guide provides detailed direction on how to implement the components of the approach. Teachers will find this resource invaluable for helping students with mild to moderate cognitive impairments or other difficulties make progress in braille reading and writing, and all the skills that it encompasses.
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Instructional strategies for braille literacy / Diane P. Wormsley & Frances Mary D'Andrea, editors. AFB Press, c1997.
Description: "... provides instructors with specific creative strategies and methodologies for teaching braille. Intended to help pre-service and in-service teachers develop their instructional literacy and braille skills, this comprehensive manual provides a wealth of information on working with children with congenital or adventitious visual impairments as well as students with additional disabilities or who are speakers of English as a second language."--Publisher's website.
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Learning media assessment of students with visual impairments : a resource guide for teachers / by Alan J. Koenig, M. Cay Holbrook. 2nd ed. Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1995.
Description: "A how-to resource guide for assessing and evaluating appropriate learning and literacy media for your student including reproducible forms. Designed for teachers and diagnosticians working with visually impaired students of all ages: Infants and preschoolers ; Students in academic programs ; Students with additional disabilities. Featured topics: Use of sensory channels ; Determining types of general learning media ; Selecting literacy media ; Making decisions about functional learning and literacy media."--publisher's website.
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Learning to listen/listening to learn : teaching listening skills to students with visual impairments / Lizbeth A. Barclay. AFB Press, c2011.
Description: "...the first comprehensive book to address the systematic development of skills in listening for and interpreting auditory information. Listening skills are a crucial but often-overlooked area of instruction for children who are visually impaired and may have multiple disabilities; they relate to the expanded core curriculum for students and are essential to literacy, independent travel, and sensory and cognitive development. .... brings you: targeted information written by authors on critical topics in teaching listening skills to students who are visually impaired; numerous focused, concrete methods for developing specific listening skills appropriate at different age levels; practical strategies that can be put to immediate use, presented in a user-friendly format that highlights essential information; valuable charts that outline skills to target for instruction, and a helpful assessment checklist."--Publisher's website.
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Letting your child's literate side out : raising a child who loves to learn : birth to age 12, dual-sensory impairments / [narrated by] Graciela Tiscareno-Sato. [videorecording (DVD)] Gracefully Global, c2015.
Description: "This parent-created DVD is a unique and important tool for service providers serving families with children who are blind, including children who are blind and hearing impaired (as the child in the DVD is both.) It is filled with in-home philosophies, strategies, creativity and resources, coupled with IEP strategies and resources, utilized by tenacious parents intent on ensuring their daughter with dual-sensory impairments would achieve literacy. It includes raw discussion of parents' emotional journey - from grief and loss at first learning of her blindness and later of severe hearing impairments to a thirst for knowledge, action and advocacy. Follow along and learn what Dad and Mom did at home to learn, and then help teach, Braille and continuous learning to their daughter."--publisher's website.
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Looking to learn : promoting literacy for students with low vision / Frances Mary D'Andrea and Carol Farrenkopf, editors. AFB Press, c2000.
Description: This handbook provides teachers with practical tips and advice on improving literacy skills for students with low vision. The book provides easy-to- understand explanations of vital topics such as interpreting eye reports, performing functional vision assessments, working with low vision service providers, and more. The valuable resource section, tables, sample reports and sidebars offer essential information on assessing low vision students and helping them use their vision effectively.
Literacy for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Becoming bilingual : facilitating English literacy development using ASL in preschool / by Lynne Erting and Judy Pfau. Gallaudet University, Pre-College National Mission Programs, c1997.
Description: "This paper discusses ways to facilitate the emerging literacy of deaf children by encouraging bilingualism in American Sign Language and English within the context of what is known from research and practice about emerging literacy in hearing and deaf children. This approach focuses on enrichment by the addition of a second language (English) while supporting the primary language (ASL) as the language of instruction. Three broad topics are emphasized: (1) developing metalinguistic awareness of the two languages; (2) shared storybook experiences; and (3) writing development. Other factors, such as the importance of fingerspelling, social interaction, and the use of environmental print are addressed within the three areas of focus. (Contains 58 references.) (DB)"--ERIC.
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Read it again and again [videorecording (DVD)] / producer/writer, David R. Schleper ; director, Stephanie Joyner ; produced by Pre-College National Mission Programs. Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, c2007.
Description: "In this DVD and the accompanying manual, educators explore the benefits of reading a book over and over again on successive days--a technique used by parents for generations--to accomplish classroom goals and promote ASL and English literacy"--Disc surface.
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Starting with assessment : a developmental approach to deaf children's literacy / by Martha M. French. Pre-College National Mission Programs, Gallaudet University, c1999.
Also available: The toolkit : appendices for Starting with assessment .
Description: Based on the premise that effective instruction must be geared toward each student's learning needs, this landmark text provides in-depth discussion of research-based principles for assessing deaf children's skills and areas of need. Literacy instruction and planning are discussed. Reproducible checklists and assessment tools in such areas as reading, writing, conversational language competence, student self-assessment, and parental input are included. A must- read manual for administrators, teachers, teachers-in-training, literacy specialists, support staff, and parents.

April 2022