[nobe-l] question about teaching writing

Greg Aikens gpaikens at gmail.com
Wed May 27 21:53:38 UTC 2015

 could use something like the Sensational blackboard from www.sensationalbooks.com.

You can write on the paper and it makes a raised line image. Your student could do the same. It only requires regular paper and a ballpoint pen, instead of some of the other drawing boards that require special paper.


> On May 27, 2015, at 1:11 PM, Kelsey Nicolay via nobe-l <nobe-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am a registered tutor on Wyzant.com. I received an inquiry from a mom who
> is looking for an elementary tutor for her daughter who is going into
> kindergarten next year. She stated that her daughter needs help with
> phonics, letter recognition, handwriting, etc. I can teach phonics and
> letter recognition without much of any adaptation since I can purchase flash
> cards with the print letters for the student and then braille them for me so
> I can tell if she is getting the letters right or not. I can also find
> phonics books in Braille and provide information for the family to purchase
> the books or braille the books myself. However, I am not sure how I could
> help with handwriting. I am totally blind, so I learned Braille from the
> beginning and never learned print. Therefore, is there any reliable way a
> totally blind person can teach a sighted student to print letters without
> sighted assistance? What adaptations would I need in order to help the
> student with this skill? I've tutored test preparation with a high school
> student before and never had a problem since the student had his own laptop
> he brought with him to sessions. However, I have never had to tutor a
> sighted pre kindergarten student before, so I would appreciate any advice on
> this.
> Thank you,
> Kelsey Nicolay
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