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Bibliography - Adapting Curriculum Materials for VI pupils in Mainstream Classes

Books

Barthorpe, Tricia & Visser, John
Differentiation: your responsibility: an inservice training pack for staff development
NASEN, 1991
ISBN: 0906730392
Contains photocopiable OHP mastersheets and handouts for use in staff development sessions.

Cobb, Rory & McDonald, Suzy
Well prepared: an illustrated guide to how examination and assessment materials are modified
RNIB Curriculum Information Service, 2001
In conjunction with RNIB/VIEW curriculum groups. Guidance for teachers who modify examinations for candidates with visual impairment

McNamara, Sylvia & Moreton, Gill
Understanding differentiation: a teacher's guide
David Fulton, 1997
ISBN: 1853464570
Series: Resource Materials for Teachers

Meek, Moira
Read on: Braille materials for the 5-14 curriculum
Scottish Office, 1997
ISBN: 1858781337

Nisbet, Paul & Aitken, Stuart
Books for all: accessible curriculum materials for pupils with additional  support needs
CALL Centre, 2007
ISBN: 9780755915354
Report for the Scottish Executive investigating the need for and availability of learning resources in accessible forms for pupils in Scotland who have print disabilities.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/06/05081600/0

Peter, Margaret (ed)
Differentiation: ways forward
NASEN, 1992
Special reprinted issue on differentiation. British Journal of Special Education. Vol 19 (1), March 1992

Ravenscroft, John; Sugden, Janis; Duthie, Alison
Evaluation of the Scottish Borders "Access to a full curriculum for all" project (FLaT project)
Scottish Sensory Centre, 2006
An evaluation of the project carried out in the Scottish Borders to improve access to the curriculum focussing on visually impaired pupils. (QLC/2/5/41)

Rhyne, Jane Milnes
Curriculum for teaching the visually impaired
Charles C Thomas, 1981
ISBN: 039804161X
This teaching manual provides special educators and regular classroom teachers with the information needed to teach regular curricular areas as well as specialised skills to visually impaired students.

Salisbury, Ruth (ed)
Teaching pupils with visual impairment: a guide to making the school curriculum accessible
Routledge, 2008
ISBN: 9781843123958
A key practical guide to making learning accessible for primary and secondary school pupils with visual impairment. Includes subject-specific issues: Art, Design & Technology, Geography, History, ICT, Literacy, Mathematics, Languages (MFL). Music, PE, Science.

Scottish Mathematics Group (VI)
Adaptations for the teaching and examination of mathematics for visually impaired and blind students
Scottish Mathematics Group (VI), 1998
Recommends adaptations to be used, including use of tactile diagrams, solid objects and specialist equipment.

Visser, John
Differentiation: making it work: ideas for staff development
NASEN, 1993
ISBN: 0906730562
Contains photocopiable OHP mastersheets and worksheets together with a clear description of how to use them in professional development sessions.

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Journals

Curriculum Close-up (RNIB)
RNIB, 1999 -
Copies freely available from RNIB.  Telephone 0870 042 9554.

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Articles

Arnold, Alison
In touch with numeracy? Adapting to the National Numeracy Strategy to include children with severe visual impairment
Visability Summer 2000, No 29, p8-11
Specialist teaching and adaptation of curriculum materials for pupils with a visual impairment in a mainstream classroom.

Churchward, Jane
Inclusion and independence in the classroom (adaptive software)
Visability Summer 2001, No 32, p11-13

Ciuksza, Joanna
Homework umbrella
Insight Nov/Dec 2009, No 24, p15
A teacher of pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties talks about her adaptation of Flo Longhorn's sensory umbrella as a way to set homework projects.

Clamp, Sue & Snee, Paul
Equipped for access
Visability Spring 1995, No 13, p21
Looks at equipment which will help visually impaired children to learn mathematics.

Duncan, Maureen
Curriculum success: part two
Insight Mar/Apr 2008, No 14, p22-25
Explains a semi-formal curriculum for children with complex needs which enables children to learn through play or functional activities.

Fielding, Kathryn
Adapting a sporting activity for your class or club?
Insight Mar/Apr 2009, No 20, p18-19
Key points to remember when trying to adapt sports for people with visual impairments. Focus on adapting cricket on p19.

Gray, Carol
Coping with the National Curriculum in modern foreign languages: an equal opportunities issue? (Part one of two)
British Journal of Visual Impairment Jan 1997, Vol 15 (1), p10-14
Report on a survey of educational establishments catering for visually impaired children on how teachers cope with modern foreign languages.

Gray, Carol
Coping with the National Curriculum in modern foreign languages: an equal opportunities issue? (Part two of two)
British Journal of Visual Impairment Jan 1998, Vol 16 (1), p23-26
Report on a survey of educational establishments catering for visually impaired children on how teachers cope with modern foreign languages.

Lewin-Jones, Jenny & Hodgson, Joe
Differentiation strategies relating to the inclusion of a student with a severe visual impairment in higher education (modern foreign languages)
British Journal of Visual Impairment January 2004, Vol 22 (1), p32-36
A case study following a student of German with a severe visual impairment.  Outlines problems faced by both the student and the teachers.

Minett, Steve
Science education for visually impaired students: learning, teaching, supporting and managing
Visability Autumn 1999, No 27, p29-31
A report of a subject focus day to raise issues, discuss ideas, suggest strategies and prioritise projects about teaching science to visually impaired pupils.

Stanton, Marion
Differentiating the curriculum for children with complex needs
Eye Contact Summer 2005, No 42, p33-35
Methods for including children with complex needs in the curriculum.