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Stacy Durham
Re: Reply to Josey
Sat Oct 1, 2011 21:32

I thought about your “case study child” while I read Promoting Emergent Writing for Students With Significant Disabilities. Did you notice that in the example of an early writer’s story about a family trip the student drew a picture of his hands?! I remembered your video clip of your student drawing his hand when you asked him to write his name. In the article they filled in letters with puff paint, maybe it would help him to feel the letters. In your post, it sounds like that’s what you were already thinking, when you were talking about giving him feedback that he doesn’t get visually.

  • Re: Response to reading-Writing - redingerj, Sat Oct 1 14:30
    Yes, the alternative pencils really got me thinking, too! My "case study child" is going to teach me the most this year! He is not deaf or hard-of-hearing, however he is so active and possibly,... more
    • reply to josey - fayk, Tue Oct 4 22:35
      What an awesome idea Josey! I have never thought about that in the years I have worked with children with similar issues! I would be very interested to hear if it works!!!
      • Re: reply to josey - redingerj, Sun Oct 9 13:14
        katie, i haven't gotten any braille yet, but am doing some signing with him. I usually go to my local library a few times a month and am going to check into some braille resources...
    • Re: Response to reading-Writing - beasleylm, Sun Oct 2 17:33
      That would be very interesting to know if braile would work with this student. I wonder if the magnet letters that we used to play with when we were smaller would also help him. He would be able to... more
    • Alternative Pencils - Jennifer Wherritt Ridenhour, Sun Oct 2 14:30
      My case study child is also making me analyze different types of alternative pencils. I am really reading these articles considering which ones may work best for him. I hope you find some success too!
    • Re: Reply to Josey - Stacy Durham, Sat Oct 1 21:32
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