Check out this series of videos uploaded to YouTube by Perkins about teaching braille reading and writing. The webcast focuses on a conversation with Lucia Hasty, a well known lecturer and expert of teaching braille.
Lucia discusses the basics of literacy then explains how reading with braille is different and the extra skills braille readers must learn.
She also talks about how important it is to support everyone in the classroom, from the TVI to the regular classroom teacher, so that everyone is working together.
This webcast is shot in seven chapters. The first is below, followed by links to the entire webcast.
- Ch. 1: Introduction
- Ch. 2: Early Exposure to Books and Reading Experiences
- Ch. 3: The Significance of Concept and Oral Language Development
- Ch. 4: Additional Skills Necessary for Braille Literacy
- Ch. 5: Maintaining Currency with the Braille Code
- Ch. 6: Conveying Information in Brailled Formats
- Ch. 7: Supporting the Classroom Teacher