Author

Wendy L. Roos

Publication Date

1-1-1996

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Kapperman, Gaylen, 1943-

Degree Name

B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)

Department

Department of Special and Early Education

Abstract

The focus of this project was to ascertain whether or not there is a critical period, or "Window of Opportunity" in the development of the sense of touch, and its impact on an individual's braille reading ability. A proposed solution to this problem is needed in order to evaluate the need for beginning braille instruction as early as possible or tactile sensitivity training in low vision readers with the potential to lose their sight later on in life. The theoretical aspectsof tactile sensitivity are first discussedto provide a background into the exploration of this topic. The research study designed to probe this issue is then discussed,along with the research findings. Finally, conclusions from this study are analyzed, aswell as their implications for future research.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

17 pages, 16 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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