[blindkid] [Bulk] suggestions regarding Braille for a 3 year oldpreschooler

Brandy w branlw at sbcglobal.net
Thu Sep 17 02:02:05 UTC 2009


Hi, Get Braille in the classroom if you have to bring it yourself! Ask them 
if it would be ok to have no print for the sighted kids because they have 
too much to learn. That opens their eyes. I'd definitely fight this. Bran


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Susan Harper" <sueharper at firstchurchgriswold.org>
To: <blindkid at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 5:44 PM
Subject: [Bulk] [blindkid] suggestions regarding Braille for a 3 year 
oldpreschooler


> HI,
>   We are just starting our twins in Pre-K.  One is blind and the other has
> CVI, which has about 60% resolved and is doing well accept for depth
> perception.
>
>     We have been using Braille books since our baby came home from the
> hospital.  I learned Braille and have Brailled many of our favorites and
> added many others whenever the opportunity presented itself.  My TVI help 
> us
> to build a library.   Now the same TVI says that it is too much to expect
> from the school to have Braille print whenever regular print is presented 
> in
> school.  She says he has too much other stuff to learn.  She also says the
> school staff isn't trained, so no Braille books in the classroom.  That 
> was
> her job.  We spent 9 months in multiple meetings, some 1:1 and others in
> small groups both here at home and at school.  We have an independent 
> child
> psychologist that says this little boy is incredibly advanced for a child
> with his vision and is doing remarkable well.  We think so, but we are the
> parents.  I would surely like some feed back from others regarding this
> issue.  I am frustrated!  This is the short version.
>
>     Thanks for any feedback.
>
> Blessings,
> Sue H.
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