Course objective:

To equip the practitioner with the skills and knowledge to support a child developing tactile methods of access during the emergent stages of literacy

The course presents:

A framework to support a child who using tactile learning methods to access literacy. The course is practical and hands on, with a multitude of resources to support its delivery and covers:

  • Overview of the five main areas on the reading readiness pathway – A ‘Braille Reading Readiness Grid’ provides a useful framework to guide the course and includes strategies to support development of tactile discrimination, fine motor, auditory discrimination, book and story skills and concept development
  • A case study: A holistic approach to braille reading readiness – A case study of the approach used with a child to enable emerging braille literacy skills to be developed across the curriculum. The full range of resources used to support this delivery are demonstrated
  • Cross curricular planning – A cross curricular planning approach to understand how the skills can be embedded within the child’s day to day curriculum, with lots of practical examples to explore

Practitioners will leave with a comprehensive resource pack both in hardcopy and on CD

Related courses: Creative Literacy Approaches; Teaching Braille to Children with Vision Impairments
Related products: Skills for Tactile Graphics

Testimonials:
“It was wonderful to see all the different materials and what could be
done with them in so many ways. Really helped me to think and expand ideas I
was already thinking about.”
“The course was engaging and helped me feel more confident to further the
education of the child and that I had new tools to feel capable of
accomplishing these goals. A great day!.”

Class teachers, Brussels, Belgium