ACCESS-ABILITY Volume3_Issue2 - Page 20

INTRODUCING Video abou t du al codin g t h eor y h er e M eet Roger Essley: ar t ist , au t h or , special n eeds advocat e, an d exper t on dif f er en t iat ion of in st r u ct ion . Roger is t h e au t h or of Visual Tools for Reading and Writing an d Visual Tools for the Content Areas. Roger 's visu al st or yboar din g t ech n iqu e can be pair ed w it h st op-m ot ion an im at ion t ools. Th e dyn am ic n at u r e of st op m ot ion allow s st u den t s t o visu ally an d explicit ly explor e r elat ion sh ips bet w een con cept s in bot h ELA an d t h e con t en t ar eas. St u den t s can add, m ove, an d delet e f r am es as t h ey develop a deeper u n der st an din g of t h e plot . St u den t s can also u se t h e t ech n iqu es t o lear n t h e com plex sk ills in volved in su m m ar izin g an d in f er en cin g. Best of all, you don't h ave t o be an ar t ist t o u se st or yboar din g. M u ch lik e Sk et ch n ot in g, t h er e ar e sim ple sh apes an d visu al sym bols w e can u se t o den ot e set t in g, ch ar act er t r ait s, an d plot dir ect ion . Som e ch ildr en h ave dif f icu lt y w it h com pr eh en sion becau se t h ey h ave lan gu age-based ch allen ges. Ot h er ch ildr en m ay exper ien ce dif f icu lt y w it h r eadin g com pr eh en sion du e t o dif f icu lt y w it h visu alizat ion , as in t h e case of n on ver bal LD. St ill ot h er ch ildr en w ill h ave dif f icu lt y n avigat in g t h e com plex r elat ion sh ips am on g set t in g, plot , ch ar act er s an d vocabu lar y. We ar e plan n in g t o pair t h e Visu al Tools t ech n iqu es w it h t h e Visu alize an d Ver balize pr ogr am t o h elp ou r