Books on teaching Braille
keeping, assessment, and so forth. These are provided for readers' use and may be copied for educational purposes.THE BRAILLE READING TEACHER'S BOOKSHELFThe BookshelfWith a few exceptions, the following books deal with the braille code or braille reading and are recommended for teachers to use as references. Also included are videos and a few books that deal with reading in general.
Anderson, R. D., Hiebert, E. H., Scott, J. A., & Wilkinson, I. A. G. (1985). Becoming a nation of readers. The report of the Commission on Reading. Washington, DC: National Academy of Education, National Institute of Education.
Barth, J. (n.d.) Tactile graphics guidebook. Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind.
Braille Authority of North America. (1994). English braille, American edition. Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind.
Braille Revival League of California. (1991). Braille: The key to literacy and independence. Danville, CA: Braille Publishers. (Available from American Council of the Blind.)
Burns, M. F. (1991). The Burns braille transcription dictionary. New York: American Foundation for the Blind.
Code of textbook formats and techniques. (1977). Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind.
Edman, P. K. (1992). Tactile graphics. New York: American Foundation for the Blind.
Galvin, J., & Scherer, M. (1996). Evaluating, selecting, and using appropriate assistive technology. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen.
Harley, R. K., Truan, M. B., & Sanford, L. D. (1997). Communication skills for visually impaired learners. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas.
Koenig, A. J., & Farrenkopf, C. (1994). Providing quality instruction in braille literacy skills: Companion guide to invitations: Changing as teachers and learners K-12. Houston, TX: Region IV Education Service Center.
Koenig, A. J., & Holbrook, M.C. (1995). Braille enthusiasts' dictionary. Nashville, TN: SCALARS Publishing.
Koenig, A. J., & Holbrook, M. C. (1993). Learning media assessment of students with visual impairment: A resource guide for teachers. Austin, TX: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Mangold, P. (1993). Teaching the braille slate and stylus: A manual for mastery (rev. ed.) Castro Valley, CA: Exceptional Teaching Aids.
Mangold, S. S. (Ed.) (1982). A Teachers' guide to the special educational needs of blind and visually handicapped children. New York: American Foundation for the Blind.
Mangold, S. S., & Pesavento, M. E. (1994). Personal touch [videotape]. Winnetka, IL: Hadley School for the Blind.
Mangold, S. S., & Pesavento, M. E. (n.d.) Teaching the braille slate and stylus [videotape]. Castro Valley, CA: Exceptional Teaching Aids.
Miller, W. H. (1993). Complete reading disabilities handbook. West Nyack, NY: Center for Applied Research in Education.
Olson, M. R. (1981). Guidelines and games for teaching efficient braille reading. New York: American Foundation for the Blind.
Rex, E. J., Koenig, A. J., Wormsley, D. P., & Baker, R. L. (1994). Foundations of braille literacy. New York: AFB Press.
Routman, R. (1994). Invitations: Changing as teachers and learners K-12. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Stratton, J. M., & Wright, S. (1991). On the way to literacy. Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind.
Understanding braille literacy [videotape]. (1993). New York: AFB Press.
UNESCO. (1990). World braille usage. Washington, DC: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.
Refresher Courses and Materials for Self-Study of the Braille CodeIn addition to the materials listed here, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and the Hadley School for the Blind (see the "National Organizations" section) offer correspondence courses in braille.
Ashcroft, S., Henderson, F., Sanford, L., & Koenig, A. J. (1994). New programmed instruction in braille (2nd ed.). Nashville, TN: SCALARS Publishing.
Kapperman, G., et. al. (1995). The computerized braille tutor. Alexandria, VA: Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Pesavento, M. E. (1993). Braille codes and calculations. Castro Valley, CA: Exceptional Teaching Aids.
Risjord, C. (1995). Literary braille refresher course for teachers and transcribers. Rochester, NY: National Braille Association.
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