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

Bobbi Pompey pompey2010 at yahoo.com
Sun May 7 20:30:43 UTC 2017


The McDuffy readers can be purchased from the Independence Market. 

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 7, 2017, at 10:57 AM, Justin Williams via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> How do I get the mcduffy reader?
> I'd like to maybe learn UEB.
> Justin
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of David Andrews
> via NABS-L
> Sent: Saturday, May 6, 2017 11:51 PM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com>
> 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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