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Learning through Touch: Supporting Learners with Multiple Disabilities and Vision Impairment through a Bioecological Systems Perspective

Cover of Learning Through Touch

Learning through Touch: Supporting Learners with Multiple Disabilities and Vision Impairment through a Bioecological Systems Perspective by Mike McLinden, Steve McCall, Liz Hodges is now available in a revised and updated 2nd edition.  Designed for practitioners working with learners with multiple disabilities and vision impairment, the text explores the key role that touch plays in the education of these learners and provides practical advice about how to develop the skills through touch that they will need to become "active agents" in their own development.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • Overview
  • PART 1: Making Connections
    • Chapter 1: Revisiting Learning Through Touch
  • PART 2: Finding Out About Touch
    • Chapter 2: Reflecting on Touch
    • Chapter 3: The Anatomy and Physiology of Touch
    • Chapter 4: Functions of Touch
    • Chapter 5: Early Development of Sensory and Cognitive Abilities
  • PART 3: Identifying and Reducing Potential Barriers to Learning
    • Chapter 6: The Influence of Vision Impairment on Early Haptic Development
    • Chapter 7: The Potential Influences of Multiple Disabilities on Learning Through Touch
    • Chapter 8: Assessment and Assessment of Touch
    • Chapter 9: Interpersonal Communication Through Touch
    • Chapter10: Tactile Symbols and Early Literacy
  • PART 4: Finishing Touches
    • Chapter 11: Mediating Experiences Through Touch
    • Chapter 12: Concluding Thoughts
  • Glossary of Useful Terms
  • Portfolio Activities
  • Useful Resources
  • References
  • Index

 

Kate Moss Hurst shares Some Things to Learn from Learning Through Touch, including the anatomy and physiology of touch, the functions of touch, and what we can do to develop hand function.

 

Posted on January 6, 2020
Updated on: January 9, 2020