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Author Devine, Adele.
Title Literacy for visual learners : teaching children with learning differences to read, write, communicate and create / Adele Devine ; illustrated by Quentin Devine.
Pub Info London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
book jacket
 Bourne-Children's Room  J PARENT 371.9 Dev     AVAILABLE
Descript 287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction. A fairy tale -- Visual learners are in every classroom : preventing a learning difference from becoming a learning difficulty -- Learning differences and disabilities : autism spectrum conditions, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, Down's syndrome, ADHD, cerebral palsy and physical disabilities affecting communication -- Gifted visual learners : past and present -- Visual teachers : past and present -- First impressions! : how we introduce literacy can help develop positive attitude to learning -- Motivation to learn : finding out what motivates the individual child can be the key to engaging them to want to learn -- Teaching writing right : setting them up to succeed, by stepping learning to meet individual needs -- sandpaper letters, stamps and pencil grips -- What's in a name? : how names and labels give reading and writing a purpose -- Reading : practical strategies including teaching children who do not "get" phonics -- Teaching a child to read high frequency words : a structured approach -- Visuals for communication : an introduction to picture exchange communication and going beyond "I want" -- Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) : switches, buttons, Android, eye gaze and iPad apps -- Actions speak louder! : gaining attention, adding meaning and improving communication through actions and signing -- Listening and gaining attention : becoming a good listener, tutorials, intensive interaction and attention autism -- Functional communication : within school and out and about -- Organization, order and visual structure : symbols, schedules, tick lists, 'to do' lists, diaries, calendars, wall charts and TEACCH -- SEN assist : teaching literacy through the class computer -- Dance, drama and a sprinkle of Shakespeare : sparking creativity and bringing stories to life using costume, masks, puppets and props -- Look here! they can! : believing in futures -- Happy endings.
Summary "Taking a fresh look at approaches to teaching reading, writing and communication skills, this book presents a wealth of innovative ideas for supporting visual learners, including those with autism spectrum conditions and special educational needs. Some children are more responsive to visual stimulation than spoken words, and this book shows how to engage these children in literacy lessons by using strategies that cover everything from getting creative on a limited budget to the latest assistive technology. There are tips for sharing stories with children who find it hard to sit still, supporting reluctant writers, enabling the pre-verbal child to answer questions and helping the child who never stops talking to develop listening skills. Each strategy is supported by practical resources and case studies, showing how to instil in children the confidence to develop and share their thoughts"--Back cover.
Subject Learning disabled children -- Education -- Language arts.
Autistic children -- Education -- Language arts.
Language disorders in children.
Visual learning.
Communication -- Study and teaching.
ISBN 9781849055987 (paperback ; alk. paper)
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