[blindkid] Audio reading book for Library

Penny Duffy pennyduffy at gmail.com
Thu Nov 14 09:06:04 UTC 2013


I am confused are the sighted kids allowed to listen to their books also?
 There is a reason why children read in school and there is an educational
benefit. Its ridiculous  to think that listening to a literature book is
going to have the same educational benefit, Sounds like they need to figure
how why he so slow and work with it. Find books that are high interest but
a lower grade level.     So the language arts teacher isn't concerned about
punctuation or spelling??

Something they can try is have him work with a para and read in pairs. Have
him a section than have the person reread what he read (so its less spread
apart) Than have him read again.    The issue with slow reading is that
sometimes the story gets lost in the slow paced reading. He is only going
to get better with practice.


On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 12:45 PM, Trudy Pickrel <tlpickrel at hotmail.com>wrote:

> So last night at parent teacher conference I find out that they have been
> allowing our son in six grade to do all audiobooks. Reason why I don't
> know. The language arts teacher said will you please consider allowing him
> to do this after I stated that this was concerning to me. Because he says I
> was reading to be enjoyable. Excepting all thoughts on this. Mine is No No
> No. Must have Braille under fingers. If their  concern is slowness and
> enjoyment the only way to get that is with repetition.
>
> Trudy Pickrel
> President Md Parent Blind Children.
> 301-501-1818
> Www.TLCbytheLake.com
>
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