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Author Detheridge, Tina
Title Literacy Through Symbols : Improving Access for Children and Adults
Imprint Florence : David Fulton Publishers, 2002
©2003
book jacket
Edition 2nd ed
Descript 1 online resource (260 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Introduction -- One. Symbols for all -- 1. Where we are -- 2. Who is using symbols? -- 3. Using computers -- 4. Pressures to use symbols -- 5. A continuum of need -- 6. Types of symbols -- Summary -- Two. Principles of pictorial symbols -- 1. Pictures, illustrations and symbols -- 2. Understanding symbols -- 3. Choosing images that are appropriate to the user's understanding -- 4. Symbol systems and symbol sets -- 5. Extending and developing vocabularies -- 6. Alternative symbols -- 7. Symbols and text -- Summary -- Three. Starting to use symbols -- 1. Symbols in the environment -- 2. Supporting communication -- 3. Games to introduce symbols -- 4. Learning through writing -- 5. Selecting a symbol vocabulary -- Summary -- Four. Beginnings of literacy -- 1. Enabling techniques -- 2. Techniques for writing -- 3. The beginning of reading -- 4. The beginning of writing -- 5. Using symbols with 'readers' -- 6. Sharing information -- Summary -- Five. Access to learning -- 1. The role of symbols in learning -- 2. Supporting differentiation -- 3. Supporting the curriculum -- 4. Assessment and recording achievement -- Summary -- Six. Developing independence -- 1. Being in control -- 2. Self-sufficiency -- 3. Finding a voice -- 4. Being heard -- 5. Assessment, accreditation and recording achievement -- 6. Advocacy and self-advocacy -- 7. Participation -- Summary -- Seven. Access to information -- 1. What is happening now -- 2. The complexity of the text -- 3. The relationship between the symbol and the text -- 4. How is the information to be read? -- 5. Recent history -- 6. Examples of information -- 7. Information on the web -- Summary -- Eight. Issues for the future -- 1. Entitlement -- 2. Attitude -- 3. Vocabulary
4. Tools for writing -- 5. Changing horizons -- 6. Research -- Postscript -- References -- Materials, information and suppliers
This second edition of an important and essentially practical book is now fully updated and revised to take into account the significant developments that have been made in using symbols to support literacy. It is full of ideas and examples of the ways in which access to literacy can be enhanced through the use of symbols, based on the experience of the authors and many practitioners. Topics covered include how symbols are being used in schools, colleges and day care centers; ways in which symbols can help to enhance learning and independence; lots of new examples of good practice from practitioners; the results of the Rebus Symbol development project; how symbols fit in with the National Literacy Strategy; and how symbols can be used to make information more accessible. Teachers in mainstream and special schools, teaching assistants, day-care workers and parents should find this book helps them understand how to use symbols to improve literacy and aid communication
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Detheridge, Tina Literacy Through Symbols : Improving Access for Children and Adults Florence : David Fulton Publishers,c2002 9781853468520
Subject Literacy.;Signs and symbols
Electronic books
Alt Author Detheridge, Mike
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