Literacy Through Symbols: Improving Access for Children and Adults / Edition 2

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853468520
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/15/2002
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
1 Symbols for all 1
2 Principles of pictorial symbols 17
3 Starting to use symbols 31
4 Beginnings of literacy 41
5 Access to learning 58
6 Developing independence 80
7 Access to information 96
8 Issues for the future 108
References 115
Materials, information and suppliers 117
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