Accessible Literacy for Early Readers

An example of accessible birdbook that Sandra made for her son.
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April 30, 2018 (All day) to June 10, 2018 (All day)
Online
United States
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Perkins eLearning Professional Development: Online Class

Accessible Literacy for Early Readers: Students Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Deafblind

INSTRUCTOR: Sandra Kenrick

DATE: TBD — 6 weeks

The Early Literacy micro-credential is available for this online class.

Participants will become familiar with different strategies and tools that can be used to create and modify literacy materials for early readers that will support a love for literacy. Participants will also create accessible books for their student/child as part of their assignments.

This course is designed for anyone who works with a child who is blind, visually impaired or deafblind including (but not limited to) TVI's, Classroom teachers, speech therapist, interveners and family members.

The course will consist of the following 6 sessions:

  1. Introduction — Need for Accessibility
  2. Experience books
  3. Story Boxes, Story Bags, and Conversation Boxes
  4. Story Boxes and Conversation Boxes, Part 2
  5. Concept Books and Adapting Children's Literature: Creating Accessible Books
  6. Thematic Unit: Tying it All Together

CREDITS:

  • 30 PDP's, ACVREP's, Continuing Ed. Hours
  • 2.8 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level. Professional area)

REQUIRED TEXT:
Braille Literacy: A Functional Approach. Diane P. Wormsley. AFB Press. pps. 17–25.
List price: $39.95 Paperback, $24.00 Online, $10.95 By Online Chapter. Also available in e-book formats.

Beginning with Braille: Firsthand Experiences with a Balanced Approach to Literacy. Second Edition. Anna M. Swenson. AFB Press. Chapter 5 pps. 71–81; Chapter 15 pps. 332–347.
List price: $59.95 Paperback, $35.95 Online, $10.95 By Online Chapter. Also available in e-book formats.

To pay by Purchase Order, choose the Purchase Order option during checkout.

Contact Perkins eLearning at 617.972.7824 or perkins.elearning@Perkins.org for any questions.

Event Date: 
April 30, 2018 (All day) to June 10, 2018 (All day)
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