[Nfbmo] Braille teachers in OK?

Susan Ford johnsusanford at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 4 12:45:02 UTC 2010


I believe regulations for Braille teaching are set up by IDEA.  This being 
the case, you should find out what school district the family lives in. 
Even though she goes to private school, the public school should provide 
Braille instruction.  They can't provide it during the school day, but they 
can provide it.  Soon after we came down here, I began providing instruction 
for a child who went to Lutheran schools.  He was in second grade at the 
time, and I was still contained in his IEP well into high school.  The IEP 
was written with the public school in charge, and I not only taught Braille 
but I also taught typing.  We worked either before or after school.  Since 
we could not work at the school itself, we had to find another instruction 
site.  We worked at my home; his parents then picked him up and got him to 
school.  A public library would also work for an instruction site.  These 
are just ideas, but it might give you something to start from.  Another 
idea:  I think I'm moving to Idaho next summer.  The child's family could 
always move to Boise and I'll teach her.  How 'bout that?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dick Morris" <dickmorris at netzero.net>
To: "NFB of Missouri Mailing List" <nfbmo at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 1:51 AM
Subject: [Nfbmo] Braille teachers in OK?

> Do any of my Missouri friends know of any Braille teachers here in 
> Oklahoma?
> We've had a family visit our chapter whose seven-year-old daughter is
> legally blind and needs Braille. The problem is, she attends a private
> school, and the parents say the school "can make no provision to cover
> Braille lessons...and because we are outside of the public school system, 
> we
> get no DoE support."
> I *think* that means they're outside of the Tulsa school system.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Gail Bryant--want to move to Tulsa?
> Dick Morris
> President
> Northeast Oklahoma Chapter
> National Federation of the Blind
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