Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Love it!!!!

I'm up late listening to a speech given by Carol Castellano at the NFB's National Convention. I've heard so many things that are similar to what she says with my girls and Braille. I'm so excited to find people who agree with Brett and I, and our decision to have the girls learn Braille.

It makes me laugh when I hear the it will be bad for them. How is it bad to learn a different language? Is it bad to teach your kids Spanish, or French? Is it bad to let them take these courses in school? The nice thing with having the connections that we have, is that it has been easy to get the girls set up with the Visually Impaired Teachers.

If you would like to hear this speech click the link below and then toward the bottom of the blog on the right side is FAVORITES. It's listed under there.

Thanks Marla!!!!!!

http://upobc.blogspot.com/2009/07/why-are-you-trying-to-make-that-child.html

2 comments:

Eternally Distracted said...

Off to have a look at the speech - Sounds very interesting.

Hit 40 said...

Wow do you have your hands full!!! Wow!! Bless you.

I have never worked with a visually impaired child to teach them math. I would have no idea how to do this. I have had children with hearing problems. They usually do well with me. I am interested in how your children are taught. I bet it would help me in the classroom

Thank you for sharing.