Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Reading Braille

I can't tell you how excited I was last night when helping the girls with their Braille homework. Marcia put on the tracking page READ, in Braille and handwritten above for my benefit. So I had explained that the teacher wanted Samantha to read the words that are associated with the letters that have been Brailled. Samantha looked straight ahead and read me every word. I was so excited for her I had to get Brett in the kitchen to have her do it again.

Of course I made a huge deal out of Samantha's reading, but Tori had 3 or 4 more letters/words and she read everyone of them without hesitation. So of course I had to try it. I missed 3, but Tori enjoyed being the Teacher for a minute. I can't believe how well they are doing!!!

Neither one looked at the page, big step for Sam. Tori has always been really good at sitting straight and looking straight ahead. Sam has always wanted to learn the Braille visually which is not the point. They are both doing amazing and I can't believe how much they have learned with Marcia! Thanks, Marcia!!!

2 comments:

Becky said...

That is so great they are learning braille. Learning it as an adult is challenging.

LutzFam said...

This is what we were afraid of. Tori has already had 2 retina detachment surgery's and 1 cataract surgery. Our hope is they will never really need it, but realistically it is better to be prepared. Thanks for the encouragement.