[nabs-l] Recommendations, please, on braille teaching materials.

Bobbi Pompey pompey2010 at yahoo.com
Sun May 7 02:09:16 UTC 2017


Hi! 

I learned the contractions using the McDuffy reader. It covers the alphabets, contractions, and punctuation. It is in UEB. I was able to learn them all in less than two months using this book as well as writing with a slate. It introduces the new symbol at the top of each page. then it tells what the symbol is and the rest of the page is filled with words with that symbol and all symbols learned up to that point. I really enjoyed it, and it sounds like it aligns with your philosophy also. 

Let me know if you have any further questions and I hope this helps! 



Bobbi A. L. Pompey
(336) 988-6375
bobbipompey at gmail.com

"Not everything faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced" James Baldwin 

> On May 6, 2017, at 9:24 PM, Judy Jones via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Hello Everyone,
> 
> 
> 
> I am putting out feelers on several lists, in order to update my knowledge.
> 
> 
> 
> I am going to be tutoring in braille since I have retired.  It has been
> several years since I have done this when I owned my own business before our
> move, and I would like to know about training materials that are
> comprehensive, yet bring the student through training quickly.
> 
> 
> 
> I used to use Braille For Beginners, but that was several years ago, and I'm
> wondering if there is anything more up-to-date.
> 
> 
> 
> I am a firm believer that braille can be learned in a relatively short time,
> and does not have to be dragged out over months and months.
> 
> 
> 
> I also am a firm believer in memorization through use.  I encouraged my
> students to use "cheat charts" as much as necessary, as long as they were
> consistently reading.  It seems to really take the pressure off people when
> they realize they do not have to memorize before using.  The exception to
> this, I think, would be the first 10 letters of the alphabet.  The next 10
> are exactly like the first 10, except with dot 3.  The last 5 minus the W
> are exactly the same, except with dot 6 added beside dot 3.
> 
> 
> 
> Anyway, this is my philosophy and, instead of reinventing the wheel, I would
> like to know of materials that mostly reflects my teaching philosophy.
> 
> 
> 
> Thank you all for your collective wisdom.
> 
> 
> 
> Judy Jones
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> _______________________________________________
> NABS-L mailing list
> NABS-L at nfbnet.org
> http://nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/nabs-l_nfbnet.org
> To unsubscribe, change your list options or get your account info for NABS-L:
> http://nfbnet.org/mailman/options/nabs-l_nfbnet.org/pompey2010%40yahoo.com




More information about the NABS-L mailing list