[blindkid] Incorporating the Expanded Core Curriculum into thelives of visually impaired children at home

Marianne Denning marianne at denningweb.com
Sun May 17 14:29:30 UTC 2015


Carol, I tell all of my families about NFB and the parents'
organization.  I also strongly recommend your book because I know it
is the truth.  Mom had the NFB philosophy when she was raising me even
though I doubt she ever heard of the NFB. I am also a TVI who sets the
bar very high for all of my students.  I have helped change a few
parents' opinions about their child's abilities. But there is so much
to do.  I think the expanded core curriculum is professionals trying
to answer a problem they have noticed for many years.  I love your
ideas for changing the wording.  I don't think of braille as a
compensatory skill.  It is how I read the written word.

On 5/17/15, Carol Castellano via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Yes and this is why it's so important for parents to find us and see
> role models.  First comes the awareness that these things can be
> done, then the expectations get raised, then people learn how.
>
> Carol
>
> At 07:55 PM 5/16/2015, you wrote:
>>Hi Marianne this is a good point.  I can't believe that some parents
>>just won't teach independent living skills at home.  I understand
>>that some of them probably don't know what to teach their children.
>>
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> Carol Castellano
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Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
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