Supporting Braille Instruction at Home

Child reading braille

Do you wonder how children learn braille? Are you looking for activities you can do with your child at home to support braille skills? Are you considering homeschooling your soon-to-be braille reader? If so, learn how APH Access Academy can equip you to support your child’s braille-reading and writing development.

How Your Child Will Learn Braille

Budding print and braille readers will develop skills to support reading, such as phonemic awareness (hearing and manipulating sounds), phonics (understanding the sounds of letters and letter combinations), fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. In addition to these traditional reading skills, braille instruction will include tactual discrimination and hands-on concept development.

Children with blindness or low vision will participate in a classroom teacher’s whole group and small group reading instruction and receive braille instruction from a Teacher for Students with Visual Impairments (TVI) during the school day. A TVI will utilize a curriculum to formally teach braille reading and writing. APH Building on Patterns is one curriculum designed specifically for children who are blind or low vision to read and write braille successfully.

Building on Pattens offers many activities and supports you can use at home to continue supporting and developing skills your child is learning at school.

Learn How to Support Your Child at Home

The Access Academy | American Printing House ( webinar Teaching Reading and Writing Using Building on Patterns shares skills needed for braille reading, literacy concepts taught from preschool to second grade, and information on supporting your child outside the traditional classroom. 

Watch the webinar and gain the confidence to support your child’s braille reading at home.