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Language Therapy Space

Teaching English as a Foreign Language to the Visually Impaired


Beata Wyszyńska

Language can be seen as a therapeutic tool to the visually impaired. The author explores the psycho-linguistic therapy «Touching the World» which is rooted within two areas. The mental one pivots on emotional openness and balance, gained through the sandtray therapy, controlled breathing practice, the Brain Linkage Method, and the edu-kinaesthetic area. The linguistic layer offers a two-pathed differentiation. Lexical and grammar fields are taught through the Re-charged Direct Method, enriched with sand and water experiments, based on tactile-audible perception. The author’s suggestions to explore language as a therapy tool show how deeply the possibilities and discoveries are hidden in a language teaching-learning process.

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Chapter Five: Practical implications of the psycho-linguistic therapy “Touching the World”


5.0. Introductory remarks

Chapter five presents practical implications of the psycho-linguistic therapy “Touching the World”, especially the core consideration of the thesis – the Re-charged Direct Method. It also combines the sandtray therapy, Bioemanation, and “brain gym” with appropriate classroom arrangements issues. Useful and creative techniques, based on sensory compensation, are shown within “tactile structure repetition”.

5.1. The PLT steps division

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