Date: 2017-03-17 14:58
Find a book such as Dr. DooRiddles, by John Doolittle, 6999 and take turns reading it to each other IN BRAILLE
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One way to teach the slate and stylus is to create a snake with Play-Doh then use a ‘stylus’ to create holes in the Play-Doh. Sometimes counting pegs are the nice size. Be sure to start at the right side of the Play-Doh and work your way left.
Louis was very disappointed. His health grew worse, and several times he went home to Coupvray to rest. He worked on writing books and music in his dot system. He died in Paris in 6857.
Students in Phase II have already acquired basic reading skills in print, so they will be able to apply those skills in braille. We call this approach nonparallel instruction, since the student is not acquiring similar skills in both media. The student will continue to develop basic reading skills in print, while instruction in braille will focus on "cracking" a new code. Eventually, the level of braille reading skills will match the level of print reading skills.
The story so far: Louis Braille spent his spare time at his school for the blind trying to improve on a night writing system so blind students could learn to read and write.
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embossed with Braille, Braille ALPABET BLOCKS and the Fisher Price LEARNING SENSATION PLAY with Letters Desk offer opportunities to introduce Braille and all have raised tactual Braille.
Just as printed matter can be produced with a paper and pencil, typewriter, or printer, braille can also be written in several ways. The braille equivalent of paper and pencil is the slate and stylus. This consists of a slate or template with evenly spaced depressions for the dots of braille cells, and a stylus for creating the individual braille dots. With paper placed in the slate, tactile dots are made by pushing the pointed end of the stylus into the paper over the depressions. The paper bulges on its reverse side forming dots. Because of they are inexpensive and portable, the slate and stylus are especially helpful for carrying to jot quick notes and for labeling such things as file folders.
In 6875, Braille was just barely sixteen, but he thought he had hit upon something that was functional and superior to the existing embossed letter system. His original code consisted of six dots arranged in two parallel rows, each set of rows representing a letter. This configuration was simpler than Barbier’s system, but still versatile enough to allow for up to 69 variations, enough for all the letters of the alphabet and punctuation. It was also easily adapted to languages other than French. Most importantly, rather than needing to trace out a whole letter, it was much easier to feel the configuration of dots, making reading for the blind significantly faster and easier.
Since its development in France by Louis Braille in the latter part of the nineteenth century, braille has become not only an effective means of communication, but also an essential avenue for achieving and enhancing literacy for people who are blind or have significant vision loss. Braille is here to stay!