Emergent Literacy for Students with Visual Impairments

Presenter: Elizabeth Dennison

This 4-part series can be taken for personal development and/or a certificate of completion. The presenter, Elizabeth Dennison, has written a letter explaining what to expect with the series, as well as how to maximize this training by reading particular sections of books and doing different training exercises.

For a certificate of completion, please fill out the Evaluation. You can email the evaluation, along with your homework from the sessions to Mikaela O’Brien at mobrien@psesd.org.

Part 1: (126 minutes)

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Outcomes:

  • Increased understanding of how language development is critical for early literacy development
  • Awareness of strategies for working on early concept development

Part 2: (131 minutes)

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Outcomes:

  • More strategies for early concept development
  • Methods and tools to use in assessing early literacy development

Part 3: (122 minutes)

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Outcomes:

  • Knowledge of how to access literacy materials in braille
  • Make simple adaptations of materials in braille
  • How to provide early instruction in Braille readiness
  • How to provide meaningful reading, storytelling and early writing experiences for children with vision loss

Part 4: (112 minutes)

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Outcomes:

  • Activities to assist children in developing the fine motor and tactile skills that will be needed for reading
  • How to incorporate literacy skills activities in the preschool early elementary classroom routines
  • How to access a variety of early literacy experiences in the community
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