[blindkid] learning braille & print?

Britta ijinxu at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jun 29 18:05:46 UTC 2012

My son is a dual reader, and I think it is a good tool to have back up in case he losses his vision entirely or gets worse. This has helped him greatly with his visual fatigue and headaches. I also believe as a child it is easier to learn than as a grown up children learn so quickly. I also heard that sense as a grown up may not be like as a child's. As for me personally I can not read braille by touch only sight.
Best Wishes to you in your research, and if you have any additional questions feel free to contact me offline.
Britta, mother of 10 yr old with Aniridia

--- On Fri, 6/29/12, Nicole Cannon <nicole at cannonig.com> wrote:

From: Nicole Cannon <nicole at cannonig.com>
Subject: [blindkid] learning braille & print?
To: blindkid at nfbnet.org
Date: Friday, June 29, 2012, 12:56 PM

My son is almost 5 with visual acuity about 20/200.  He can see large print, but I've noticed he seems to be a tactile learner.  I've been reading about learning to be a dual reader to give him the most tools, but I'm somewhat concerned about overloading him with too many things to learn at once.  Does anyone have any input on the best way to go about teaching him Braille and print?  I'm going to talk to his IU teacher also, but so far, the IU has been focusing on using the vision he has.


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