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10 tips to prepare your child to learn to read braille

Find here tips for parents of blind children by Charlotte Cushman from the Perkins School for the Blind: Ten tips to prepare your child to learn to read braille

10 tips to prepare your child to learn to read braille

Faustus-a tactile picture-book for blind children

The book with the imp Faustus can easily be made yourself and doesn't cost much.

It comprises many elements for the child's development of terms as well as for motor exercises.

Faustus-a tactile picture-book for blind children

Parental support in the development of reading by vision impaired children - Results of Interviews with Parents in Five European Countries

Interviews with 42 parents from five countries showed that those act very creative and with a deep knolledge in the support of their children in discovering their environment, in understanding of images and textes and in preparation to read.

On the other hand they mensioned the need of further support in

 

-        conceptualisation

-        support of selfstimulated movements to investigate the environment

-        assessment of functional vision

-        building of and work with models and tactile images

-        learning to use Braille

Parental support in the development of reading by vision impaired children - Results of Interviews with Parents in Five European Countries

Braille

Information about braille and an instructive video 

Braille

Good tactile books for children

Here you find a summary of critera, which are important to create well usable images and books for blind and partially sighted children.

Good tactile books for children

Discovering the world with books

Discovering the world with books - Based on the example of the book JELLA SCHNIPP SCHNAPP by Rosemarie Künzler-Behncke we demonstrate, how you can use a children's book in order to promote your child's development in many ways. The ideas were developed for a seminar with parents and children with Marina von Thüngen and Reiner Delgado

Discovering the world with books

Designing Tactile Books for Blind and Partially Sighted Children and Methods of reading to them promoting Conceptualization


Designing Tactile Books for Blind and Partially Sighted Children and Methods of reading to them promoting Conceptualization

Susanne Gudrun Sariyannis developed a concept for tactile books for blind and partially sighted preschool children, based on input from the "Tactile Road to Braille" by Dr. Markus Lang and the early intervention Centre at Schlossschule Ilvesheim as well as her own experiences in promoting her two blind children. Her new, creative ideas transform into a whole new generation of books.

Designing Tactile Books for Blind and Partially Sighted Children and Methods of reading to them promoting Conceptualization

Parents and children discover the three little picks

See here a Video on YouTube

about how you can experience a childrens book with your blind or partially sighted child.

 

Thank you to the Belz Edition for the permission to use the book "Zilli, Billi und Willi" by Elizabeth Shaw for this project.

 

Read here as example how you can use this book with your blind or partially sighted child:


Reports of the parents workshops

There were held workshops for parents and children

 

 

 

 


The Pfeifi-books

The teacher for early intervention Annette Strack of the pedagogical early intervention center of Evangelischer Regionalverband Frankfurt developed the Pfeifi-books. They are adressed mainly to blind pre-school children, but also to sighted. They improve activities, tactile strategies and concept development and first of all they make a lot of fun to the children.

The Pfeifi-books

Mangold Braille Program: Tactile Perception and Braille Letter Recognition

The Mangold Braille Program for tactile recognition consists of two training levels. The first level intends to train the tactile perception and the recognition of symbols, surfaces and geometric shapes to a child. The second level of the program is focusing on teaching children in the use of the Braille alphabet.

Mangold Braille Program: Tactile Perception and Braille Letter Recognition

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