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Using Computers to Teach Literacy Skills

Computer activities can be used to promote language acquisition, improve understanding of symbols, pictures and words, and to reinforce the use of written language. Students with low vision can participate in simple cause and effect, symbol recognition, labeling and matching activities. To learn more about this topic, see: Computer Activities to Support Communication and Language Development in Children Who Are Deafblind Wendy Buckley, Deafblind Program, Perkins School for the Blind, Deafblind Perspectives, Vol. 11, Issue 1 (Fall 2003).

Computer Activities for Children Who Are Deafblind

Effective computer activities designed to support communication include:
  • the teaching of cause-and-effect relationships
  • early language development activities such as symbol recognition, choice making, requesting, and labeling
  • continued language development and expansion

 

Teaching Cause and Effect Relationships

  • Using a touch screen
  • Single switches of use of mouse
  • Cause and effect programs using images, colors, sounds

 

Early Language Development Activities

  • Symbol recognition
  • Labeling and matching

 

Continued Language Development and Expansion

  • Storytelling
  • Teaching reading and writing
 

Comments

Technology for literacy

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Finding software

Posted by Luciana Cardoso

Please send list of software good for mh students in Brazil Not expensive or free and in Portuguese

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shellamedl commented on August 30, 2017

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Charlotte@Perkins commented on September 12, 2012

Here is a list of some free educational software in Portuguese:  http://www.educational-freeware.com/language/Portuguese.aspx

 

Luciana Cardoso commented on September 11, 2012

Please send list of software good for mh students in Brazil Not expensive or free and in Portuguese

Ana Lucia Rago commented on September 11, 2012

Difficult to find