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Uploaded on Jul 29, 2011
In this webcast, Lucia Hasty, a well known lecturer and expert of teaching braille, discusses the importance of early literacy, language and concept development for children who are blind and the specific skills needed for braille literacy. In addition, Lucia shares information regarding the importance of supporting others involved in the process e.g., classroom teachers as well as "best practices" for teachers of the visually impaired. The webcast presents the following chapters: Ch. 1: Introduction, Ch. 2: Early Exposure to Books and Reading Experiences, Ch. 3: The Significance of Concept and Oral Language Development, Ch. 4: Additional Skills Necessary for Braille Literacy, Ch. 5: Maintaining Currency with the Braille Code, Ch. 6: Conveying Information in Brailled Formats, and Ch. 7: Supporting the Classroom Teacher