Why is Large Print best
for the mainstream classroom?
What about other vision aids?
Social Issues in the Mainstream Classroom
Bullying, cyber-bullying, social cruelty; whatever the name, whatever the medium, kids are often cruel to each other, especially when they see someone different.
Books are usually the preferred medium for education, see why books? and any kid not using a book in the classroom is seen as different.
Magnifiers, CCTV and other vision aids are useful in many situations, and often can be used to supplement large print, but make a kid stand out in the classroom. A good large print book is the solution.
LRS Large Print School Books are around the same size as the original, have full color covers that match the original, and have the same page numbering and page layout as the original.
"Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses" (Dorothy Parker)
This statement is still widely believed, especially by middle-school
girls! It's no wonder that many vision aids go unused (around 50%
according to the RNIB, UK, Vision 2005).
Teenagers and pre-teens so often hate to be seen as different, and certainly don't want to be ostracized or even bullied.
In these days of IM, email and Facebook bullying is even more sophisticated.
LRS Large Print School Books are about the same size as regular books, so that