Literacy Education for Students with Disabilities

June 15, 2008 at 10:14 pm | Posted in literacy, Technology | Leave a comment

Authored by Aleya Shehata
(Each student in GMST 525 has written their own post for our class blog.)

All types of literacy are crucial for the intellectual development of any student in any classroom. Since all students are different, it is of utmost importance to differentiate what we teach to our students. Technology is a great tool to teach and motivate students, but can the technology serve as a handicap to students who have disabilities? In this article, the author discusses reading for visually impaired students and their use of Braille in the classroom. How can students use the Internet, iPods, phones, etc, if they are visually impaired? As the article asks, do you think a separate curriculum is necessary? How do we modify our lessons and effectively use these tools in order to address each students’ needs?

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