New Publications From the Curriculum Department!
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A Paraeducator’s Handbook for Working with Students with Visual Impairments, 2nd Edition
Authors: Cyral Miller and Debra Sewell (Eds.) (2019), 127 pp.
This publication provides information regarding the paraeducator’s unique role in educational programming for students with visual impairments. Included are:
- Chapters addressing Social Interaction and Self-Determination Skills, Independent Living Skills, Orientation and Mobility Skills, Assistive Technology, other areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC), Adapting Learning Materials, and Working with Students with Visual and Multiple Impairments
- The paraeducator’s role in these areas of instruction
- Suggestions for working with students
- Resources for Adapted Materials and Equipment
- Print Resources
The Counting Method for the Cranmer Abacus
Authors: Debra Sewell & John Rose (2019)
The Cranmer Abacus is a mathematical tool used for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. For the student with a visual impairment, the abacus is comparable to the sighted student’s pencil and paper and should be considered a fundamental component of math instruction. The Counting Method for the Cranmer Abacus (204 pp.) emphasizes the understanding of place value, outlines the importance of this mathematical tool, and gives step-by-step instructions for completion of sample problems using the counting method.