[blindkid] Suggestions for braille curriculum to teach at home

Kim Cunningham kim at gulfimagesphoto.com
Mon May 3 12:04:06 UTC 2010

My daughter taught herself braille beginning in her 7th grade year. She took a correspondence course through Hadley School for the Blind. She seemed to grasp everything and is doing quite well reading braille now. This is offered for free! You can visit the website to learn more http://www.hadley.edu/showCatalog.asp?program=FE I'm not sure what method they use, so you would need to ask. Money is tight these days and you can't beat free! 
Kim Cunningham
--- On Sat, 5/1/10, holly miller <hollym12 at gmail.com> wrote:

From: holly miller <hollym12 at gmail.com>
Subject: [blindkid] Suggestions for braille curriculum to teach at home
To: "NFBnet Blind Kid Mailing List, (for parents of blind children)" <blindkid at nfbnet.org>
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010, 11:24 PM

Since we still haven't gotten the school or the commission to agree to teach
Hank braille, we're going to try and do it ourselves. I would be more
comfortable with some kind of system/structure to follow.  A very nice young
man has offered to mentor Hank, we're going to start meeting with him next
week which will be a huge help.

Hank is 9, in 3rd grade and his reading ability is pretty much on grade
He understands the concept of braille and can visually identify letters but
obviously we need to transfer to doing it tactually. Aside from his vision
there are no other physical or learning issues going on.

I've heard good things about the Mangold curriculum but wanted to know if
there is anything else I should look into.
http://www.exceptionalteaching.com/  has the Mangold basic reading program
for $189.  Is this a good place to buy it from?

Thanks so much!
aka Hank's mom

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