Then, have them ask you questions. Program to develop efficiency in visual functioning. Motor impairments may also affect the efficient movements of the hands, which may make braille reading more difficult or, in some cases, functionally impossible.
First, specific reading skills that influence comprehension may not have been adequately developed even though the reading medium is appropriate. One day a student left a sign on my door that read "Braille is cool.
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She was frequently called on to give impromptu demonstrations of her special tools, and gained confidence and status. Does the student show interest in pictures. This information is used by the multidisciplinary team, along with information collected from other sources during the diagnostic teaching phase, to make an informed decision about the appropriate reading medium for a student with a visual impairment.
The process of collecting information The process of diagnostic teaching uses incidental and structured observations, indirect and direct teaching, and ongoing assessment as a basis for guiding subsequent instruction. In the early years of school, reading materials are already in large type and reading tasks are of relatively short duration.
I made the classic mistake of assuming the students had read the assigned text, based my entire lesson plan on discussion of the reading, and then had to stand there in the excruciatingly painful silence of a roomful of non-participants for most of 50 minutes. Second, the reading medium selected for the student may be inappropriate and therefore adversely affect comprehension.
If the student is not reading at this rate, the multidisciplinary team should consider strategies for increasing reading rate or other options for a primary reading medium.
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For example, a student may learn to read "Men" and "Women" in order to locate the correct restroom in a public building or to read common food names to facilitate preparation of simple meals. For students with a mild to moderate cognitive disability, decisions will center on the functionality of reading e.
The alternate medium should be used as a tool to supplement the primary reading medium when such a supplement can streamline a task.
Does the student visually discriminate and match simple words. The period of reading readiness presents an ideal time for implementation of a diagnostic teaching approach, since readiness activities seek to stimulate all the senses in preparation for formal reading.
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