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    Chris Clemens
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    Hello,
    I am trying to research what people think about this question: “How long do you think it should take an individual to learn the Braille code when you are translating it and working with visually impaired braille students?” They are called something different in every state, so lets say, “Aides, Braillists, …”
    Not formatting and not trying to get your NLS cert, but to just learn it.

    Do you think 12 months? 18 months? 2 years? or more?

    I hope my question is clear enough. I have my own opinion and of course it is based on how long it took me, but I would rather leave that out. I hope I could some feedback on this question. I really need to know others opinions so I can make a sound judgement call.

    Thank you for your time
    edited by tjensen on 12/6/2012

    #21814

    Chris Clemens
    Keymaster

    In my opinion there is no good answer for a specific period of time it takes to learn the braille code.
    There are several factors to consider:

    Is the braille student also working a part or full time job.
    How many hours in a day are devoted to study
    How many days in a week are devoted to study
    Different people learn at different speeds
    Different people have different learning styles
    How quickly is the braille student able to receive feedback on lessons
    and so on.

    I’ve known people that have taken anywhere from 4 months up to 2 years or more to complete the course.

    The real question I have here is, why is the time it takes to learn the code even a factor.
    What’s most important is that they do learn it and understand how to implement what they have learned.
    Are there some time restraint factors in your situation that need to be considered?

    Saralyn

    #21815

    Anonymous

    [quote=SBorboa]In my opinion there is no good answer for a specific period of time it takes to learn the braille code.
    There are several factors to consider:

    Is the braille student also working a part or full time job.
    How many hours in a day are devoted to study
    How many days in a week are devoted to study
    Different people learn at different speeds
    Different people have different learning styles
    How quickly is the braille student able to receive feedback on lessons
    and so on.

    I’ve known people that have taken anywhere from 4 months up to 2 years or more to complete the course.

    The real question I have here is, why is the time it takes to learn the code even a factor.
    What’s most important is that they do learn it and understand how to implement what they have learned.
    Are there some time restraint factors in your situation that need to be considered?

    Saralyn[/quote]

    I am so sorry I didn’t state the question properly. I meant for sighted people that work with braille students. This would be to transcribe the students work.
    I may be confusing the question. 🙂

    #21816

    Anonymous

    Thanks for the clarification, but it doesn’t change my response. Still need to take into account that people learn at different rates and in different ways. I don’t think there is a blanket average acceptable time period to learn brail2le.

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