Developing Braille Literacy Engagement Through Hand-Movement Training and Innovation in Instructional Materials
- braille literacy, early education for the visually impaired, braille reading techniques
Effective approach in engaging the young learners with visual impairment to early Braille literacy is necessary for their future success in education. This motivated the researcher to employ hand-movement training and innovation in instructional materials to engage students in literacy and enable them to be efficient Braille readers. The target group of this research is composed of visually impaired students who do not have additional disabilities and are studying in Kindergarten 2 at Khon Kaen School for the Blind. These students could not read Thai Braille. The researcher used tools such as Thai Phonics books in Braille that are arranged and produced by Khon Kaen School for the Blind to suit the learning needs of the students; tactile materials; learning management plan and the record form for the hand-movement used for reading Braille. This undertaking motivated the visually impaired students to be efficient readers and enabled them to read Braille on their own without the need for the teacher to guide their hands.
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TY - CONF AU - Jansuda Kongkul PY - 2019/12 DA - 2019/12 TI - Developing Braille Literacy Engagement Through Hand-Movement Training and Innovation in Instructional Materials BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Special Education (ICSE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 88 EP - 90 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://www.atlantis-press.com/article/125928876 ID - Kongkul2019/12 ER -