Using Talking Signs® Systems to Teach Blind Children
Using the talking signs in the O&M room (north, south, east and west) was exciting and concrete, especially for those student who could not use a Braille compass.
The signs in the cafeteria for the nurse's station, hot food line, tray window, entrance and exit helped those students who had difficulty with spatial orientation. They also enhanced orientation for new students.
Recording their own voices on the portable transmitter was motivating when a new route was being taught as well as for following instructions and remembering those instructions, especially for students with language disorders.
Putting the portable transmitter on difficult to locate poles could become a game. Useful for teaching scanning and sound localization.
Other possible uses: Building and street names.
Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist/Trainer Supervisor
June 25, 1998