Preparation for Braille

Braille reading is taught in the first grade. Much preliminary work is required to prepare the children before they are ready to learn to read Braille. At ELIYA, this preliminary work to acquire the necessary skills begins at a very early age.

The ELIYA staff works on developing various skills in order to raise the child’s phonological awareness and story sequence. In addition, games are available that develop required skills, such as working with both hands, developing sensitive touch, page orientation, touch and feel books, etc.

By first grade, ELIYA children know how to read their names and additional basic words, based on the ability and readiness of each individual child.

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