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

Justin Williams justin.williams2 at gmail.com
Sun May 7 14:57:17 UTC 2017


How do I get the mcduffy reader?
I'd like to maybe learn UEB.
Justin

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

I presume you are going to teach UEB, right!  I don't know how many
materials there are for it yet.  You should do, what most Braille teachers
do eventually, out of boredom, if nothing else, develop your own materials!

Dave

At 09:18 PM 5/6/2017, you wrote:
>This sounds wonderful!  Where do you get it?
>
>I am starting off by training a 7-year-old, and just as important, 
>training his parents how to support him.
>
>Thanks.
>
>Judy
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Bobbi 
>Pompey via NABS-L
>Sent: Saturday, May 6, 2017 8:09 PM
>To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
>Cc: Bobbi Pompey
>Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Recommendations, please, on braille teaching 
>materials.
>
>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


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