He is fourteen now and finally reading and writing quite well.
Literacy, for all readers, is pretty much the same. Students who read braille have some additional tasks that they have to But the literacy that we anticipate for our kids who are sighted learners, we anticipate the same kind of literacy levels for students who are braille readers.
I think it's absolutely a requirement. I think it's really important to read to all kids when they're really young, for a whole, long list of reasons.
But it's very much so important for a braille reader. In a photograph, a group of kindergarten students sits on a colorful rug in their classroom. In front of them on a small chair, a man wearing a tall, red and white striped hat holds a book open so the children can see the illustrations as he reads to them.
When a sighted child reads with a parent or someone else, they are looking at the pictures and they are discussing the story, so that's when language development really begins to happen.
In addition to talking about the pictures and the story, you're looking at doing things like comparing. Like, "This is bigger than that," or, "oh, look what color this is," or, "doesn't he look like a scary character?
In a video clip, a young boy with glasses and his teacher are reading a book which contains large, colorful tactile graphics. Together, they explore a raised line illustration of a bright blue worm. The boy then turns to a page with several different textures and graphics.
Having discussions and building up language based on those discussions about what the story is. Of course, if they're really lucky, they have some wonderful little stories that also have tactile graphics in them.
Students who read braille are We see, sometimes, a lag with students who are braille readers and developing those concepts, they don't have as many experiences for things they see happening away from their So we work really hard with young readers to add as many experiences as we can and to make sure they have the language that goes along with those experiences.
The ideal thing would be to also In an open book, the text on a page reads, "Children's braille Book Club. The page is then turned, revealing colorful illustrations in an Arthur the Aardvark story. It wouldn't be for students able to read the braille to know that there are words on the page and that's where the story comes from; that's how that happens.
And for them to have that tactile input that there are words there is important. We see a teacher and a young boy who is a pre-braille reader lying side-by-side on the floor.
In front of them is an open Twin Vision book which they are reading together. Do you want to feel and I'll tell you what it says? But in discussing this — the characters that are in the story, the storyline, helping the young child begin to make some comparisons or use descriptive words — those kinds of language development pieces are very, very important.
There are two things that are in addition to the decoding and the phonics and the comprehension and the normal components of reading. The braille reader has the mechanics of actually reading the braille page and finding things on the braille page, and of course, then writing and the mechanics of using the tools to do that.
In a video clip, four students who are blind and their teacher sit at a round table. Each of the students has a page of braille text on the table in front of them. A close-up shows one boy's fingers tracking a line of braille across the page. Some readers have tactile sensitivity in different fingers.Teachers are often reluctant to spend time on writing in class.
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