University of Edinburgh
 

Skills Needed to Teach Braille to Children

Presented in March 2005

Programme

Day 1: Wednesday 16 March 2005

Presenters

Mary Dallas, Education Manager, RNIB Scotland, Edinburgh
Janis Sugden, Teaching Fellow in Education Support, SSC/University of Edinburgh
Christine Stones, Principal Teacher, Support for Learning Area Network Team, Stirling Council
Helen King, Acting Unit Co-ordinator, Darnley VI Unit, Darnley Primary School, Glasgow

  • 10.40 am Why Braille? - Janis Sugden
  • 11.45 am Teaching Braille to Children from a peri's aspect - Christine Stones

    2 pm Hidden Issues around Braille: Practical Support - Mary Dallas

    2.45 pm Braille in a Specialist Primary Unit - Helen King

    Day 2: Thursday 17th March 2005

    Presenters: Mary Dallas, Education Manager, RNIB Scotland, Edinburgh
    Janis Sugden, Teaching Fellow in Education Support, SSC/University of Edinburgh
    Monica McGeever, Headteacher, New Sensory Impairment School, Glasgow
    Lorna Hall, Principal Teacher, VI Support, Specialist Services, St Joseph's Primary, Blantyre

    10.30 am Reading Recovery - Games Monica McGeever

  • 12.15 pm Pre-Braille Skills (presentation)
  • ;
  • Pre-braille skills (handout) - Lorna Hall

2.15 pm Case Studies

3.15 pm Plenary Session - Questions to Presenters