Paths to Literacy

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Introducing Young Children to the Mountbatten Brailler

mountbatten collage
One of my students is learning to produce braille by using the Mountbatten. His little fingers trip over themselves and his fingers have difficulty staying in place. So I made a tactile representation of the keys of the device. We practice first on the paper before moving on to the device. We practice a couple times on the device before turning it on.
It's still too early to say how effective it is, but his errors have gone down in the two times we've used this method.
Mountbatten keyboard guide
student using Mountbatten keyboard guide




Love, Love, Love this!!!

Posted by Linda Brown

Posted on October 8, 2014
Updated on: February 7, 2018

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Linda Brown commented on October 11, 2014

I love this idea! Such a great idea! I've frustrated not only myself, but my student as well for months...I'm going to try this Tuesday and hopefully the frustrations will decrease! Thank you! Keep those ideas a-coming!