The Queensland (Australia) Statewide Vision Impairment Services team has announced the Queensland Braille Learning Progression and Assessment Tool is now available for download at no cost.
This is an extensive undertaking and very useful to Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVIs). Team members, which always include the parents, who have a braille learner can also you this as a guide for developmental steps in braille. TVIs are often looking for new or updated braille developmental guidelines that are data driven. Not only is this a good guideline, but it also provides assessment charts for data collection that can be used in accurate assessment of our braille users.
“The QBLP describes the observable indicators of increasing sophistication in the use of braille to access literacy and enable self-reliance. The progression documents general stages of braille-related skill development unique to those who access literacy through touch from emergent to early independent levels of braille proficiency. The assessment tool provides a clear structure for recording student progress over time.” By: Christine Casey, Dept. Head of the Braille Advisory Service
For further information please visit: Queensland Statewide Vision Impairment Services.