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by Alan J. Koenig and M. Cay Holbrook
© TSBVI 1995 - 220 pages Order # 59423LMP (22 oz.)
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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

Contents of Learning Media Assessment of Students with Visual Impairments:
A Resource Guide

by Alan J. Koenig and M. Cay Holbrook

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Learning Media and Literacy
  • What is Learning Media Assessment?
  • Braille Legislation
    • Typical Requirements
    • Using this Guide
  • Overview of the Learning Media Assessment
    • Sensory Channels
    • General Learning Media
    • Literacy Media
    • Conventional and Functional Literacy Programs
    • Best Practices
  • Diagnostic Teaching
    • An Illustration
    • Holistic Assessment
    • Initial Decision
    • Continuous Assessment
  • Assessing When English is a Second Language
  • Summary

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Chapter 2: Use of Sensory Channels

  • Overview
  • Applicable Populations
  • Materials
  • Procedures
    • Using Form 2: Use of Sensory Channels
    • Interpretation of Data
  • Case Studies
  • Summary

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Chapter 3: Determining Types of General Learning Media

  • Overview
  • Applicable Populations
  • Materials
  • Procedures
    • Using Form 3: General Learning Media Checklist
    • Interpretation of Data
  • Case Studies
  • Summary

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Chapter 4: Selecting Literacy Media: Initial Decision

  • Overview
  • Applicable Populations
  • When to Make a Decision
    • Using Form 4: Indicators of Readiness for a Conventional Literacy Program
    • Interpretation of Data
  • Materials
  • Procedures
    • Using Form 5: Initial Selection of Literacy Medium
    • Additional Observations
    • Interpretation of Data
    • Making a Decision
  • Case Studies
  • Decision-Making Guide
    • Use of Sensory Information
    • Working Distances and Size Preferences
    • Information on Visual Impairment
    • Information on Additional Disabilities
  • Summary

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Chapter 5: Selecting Literacy Media: Continuing As:essment

  • Overview
  • Applicable Populations
  • Materials
  • Procedures
    • Using Form 6: Continuing Assessment of Literacy Media
    • Additional Information on Visual Functioning
    • Reading Efficiency
    • Academic Achievement
    • Handwriting
    • Literacy Tools
    • Using Form 7: Literacy Tools Inventory
    • Interpretation of Data
  • Case Study
  • Decision-Making Guide
    • Additional Information on Visual Functioning
    • Reading Efficiency
    • Academic Achievement
    • Handwriting
    • Literacy Tools
  • Summary

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Chapter 6: Selecting Learning and Literacy Media for Students with Additional Disabilities

  • Overview
    • Diagnostic Teaching
  • Applicable Populations
  • Materials
  • Procedures
    • Using Form 2: Use of Sensory Channels
    • Interpretation of Data
    • Using Form 8: Functional Learning Media Checklist
    • Interpretation of Data
    • Using Form 9: Indicators of Readiness for a Functional Literacy Program
    • Interpretation of Data
    • Using Form 10: Initial Selection of Functional Literacy Medium
    • Interpretation of Data
    • Using Form 11: Continuing Assessment of Functional Literacy Media
    • Interpretation of Data
  • Case Study
  • Decision-Making Guide
  • Summary

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Appendices

  • Appendix A: Texas Braille Bill and Regulations
  • Appendix B: Benefits of Braille
  • Appendix C: Continuing Assessment: Selection of Appropriate Print Media for Students with Low Vision
    • Overview
    • Applicable Populations
    • Materials
    • Screening Version
    • Comprehensive Version
    • Data Collection
    • Data Analysis
    • Interpretation
  • Appendix D: Qualitative Analysis System: Guidelines for Use
  • Appendix E: Reading Strategy Lessons
  • Appendix F: Selected Informal Reading Inventories
  • Appendix G: Blank Assessment Forms
  • Appendix H: Quick Reference Guide

References

Glossary

Index

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