Mediation intervention in braille learning: a study with visually impaired children

Abstract This study aimed to construct and evaluate a proposed mediational intervention with preschool children through reading workshops and writing in Braille system. The proposal is based on the concepts of Vygotsky on defectology and approach to the Mediated Learning Experience (MLE) developed by Feuerstein. The research was carried through ten Mediational workshops, in which they developed a work by reading a children's story and from her reading activities and writing in Braille system. The participants were four blind children of six and seven years in an institution that assists visually impaired people in the city of Uberaba / MG. Besides children also attended by the mothers and the teacher responsible for the room where the children study. We believe that there is need for further research due to the small number of participants.