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Learning through touch : supporting learners with multiple disabilities and vision impairment through a bioecological systems perspective

Author: Mike McLinden; Stephen McCall; Liz Hodges
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, this crucial book explores the role of touch in developing effective learning experiences for learners with visual impairments and other disabilities. Underpinned by research into holistic approaches to learning, this new edition is structured within a bioecological systems framework, allowing for a focus on the learner and their unique situations. Key features  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McLinden, Mike.
Learning through touch
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2020.
(DLC) 2019027886
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike McLinden; Stephen McCall; Liz Hodges
ISBN: 9780429260735 0429260733 9780429522857 0429522851 9780429536328 0429536321 9780429551024 0429551029
OCLC Number: 1111639477
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: PART 1: Making connections through touch --
Revisiting learning through touch --
PART 2: Finding out about touch --
Reflecting on touch --
The anatomy and physiology of touch --
Functions of touch --
Early development of sensory and cognitive abilities --
PART 3: Identifying barriers to learning --
The influence of vision impairment on early haptic development --
The potential influences of multiple disabilities on learning through touch --
Assessment and assessment of touch --
Interpersonal communication through touch --
Tactile symbols and early literacy --
PART 4: Finishing touches --
Mediating experiences through touch --
Concluding thoughts.
Responsibility: Mike McLinden, Steve McCall and Liz Hodges.

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"Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, this crucial book explores the role of touch in developing effective learning experiences for learners with visual impairments and other disabilities. Underpinned by research into holistic approaches to learning, this new edition is structured within a bioecological systems framework, allowing for a focus on the learner and their unique situations. Key features include: Chapters that support curriculum access for learners with visual impairments. Reflections on up to date research studies and guidance for further reading throughout, allowing for a strong conceptual foundation for practice Portfolio activities designed to help implement effective learning opportunities within your own practice Written to assist teachers and other professionals who support children with visual impairment and additional difficulties, this text will appeal to professionals and students alike. It is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to explore the role of touch in creating effective learning experiences"--

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