[blindkid] Visual goals?
aaronbrownrigg at gmail.com
Sun Oct 10 15:24:40 UTC 2010
You could teach the colors of common things, like green grass, blue sky. I
have taught my daughter the colors in rainbow order, but she is only two and
doesn't yet understand what they represent.
You could also work on the story thing verbally. It might not be exactly the
same, but most kids that age have heard enough stories to predict what is
coming! There are very few visual goals that I can't adapt for her,
especially at the younger levels. And when there is, I just make up another
goal of our own. For example, she couldn't follow a color pattern, but we
can learn about patterns through sound and practice those, either with word
patterns or musical instrument patterns. Plus, we have many mobility goals,
We have the pre braille curriculum from APH and we're going to start that
next year. I don't know if my daughter will know her letters before
kindergarden, but she is ready for the pre braille stuff.
On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 7:46 AM, Sally Thomas <seacknit at gmail.com> wrote:
> I didn't really worry about #1. I guess we just talked about pictures in
> books and concentrated on real life experiences to learn about things. My
> son started learning braille in preschool. He could type/identify numbers
> and letters before kindergarten. When he got to kindergarten I was told he
> was already supposed to be able to count to 100 by 1's 2's 3's and 10's. We
> concentrated on numbers starting then. I think it might have been the
> beginning of his math block. I'm starting to believe that kids need to be
> encouraged to learn but kids need to learn when they are ready. Artificial
> deadlines can hurt some kids.
> Sally Thomas
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marie" <empwrn at bellsouth.net>
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> Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2010 10:09 PM
> Subject: [blindkid] Visual goals?
> Hi all, I've been looking over information on what your child should know
>> before kindergarten and there's a lot of visually oriented stuff--colors,
>> tell a story by looking at pictures, predict the story by looking at
>> pictures and of course recognizing letters.
>> #1 How do/did you deal with these types of goals?
>> #2 At what point was your child able to identify Braille letters?
>> Marie (mother of Jack born May 2005)
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