HERE'S WHAT TEACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT
OUR TEACHING AIDS
you very much for your wonderful handmade Tactile Aids. We received
two boxes, and all the materials are in good condition. In our school,
primary to tenth grades have to teach English as a second language,
so that your materials are very helpful in teaching. The General
Secretary of Mayanmar Christian Fellowship of the Blind and our
school principal went to Thailand for a seminar where they learned
of your organization."
Zeena Dun, Principal, Yangon Education Centre for the Blind,
"This is a wonderful service you provide. It is very difficult
to obtain all of the materials needed in a classroom, especially
for special needs children due to low budgets and high-priced materials."
Cynthia Bond, Olive Hill, Kentucky
"I worked with your materials at the Kentucky School for the
Blind, and they are marvelous! I am now in a rural area in Indiana
where there is such a need for materials, and funding is low. You
guys are the GREATEST. Keep up the good work for our kids."
Brenda Slusher, Charlestown, Indiana
"Thank you so much for the wonderful materials. You are providing
a wonderful service for students and teachers."
Mary Jo Thompson, McKinney, Texas
"We received the parcel that you sent us with no problem at
all. Thank you to all of you for your wonderful and thoughtful presentation
of complicated subjects. This summer we are having our first summer
camp program for blind and vision impaired children that is going
to stress teaching and learning of English. These books should be
a great help to our teachers. Please express to those involved how
delighted we are with the books."
Rena Dvokin Cohen, Director of Development Center for the Advancement
of the Blind, Safed, Israel
"Wow! I just had the most wonderful opportunity! I have a
co-worker who just moved to Maine. He brought the hugest box of
resources that your Senior Community makes for blind children to
our statewide meeting. What a wealth of resources! He showed us
MANY well designed and made “concept” booklets, games,
and shape boards. What a wonderful resource that is for blind children.
I would LOVE to get my hands on such a resource! I’m wondering
if you’d be willing to sell-out to a Mainer? I work with blind
children (and adults). I have many totally blind children from months
old through senior high school. I know I could make use of your
wonderful resources. Please let me know how I might obtain such
a box. Thank you!"
Kathy Clarrage COMS, State of Maine, Division for the Blind,
"My students and I are very appreciative of the Tactile Aids
you sent, and we have had a lot of "fun" learning with
them. You are doing very meaningful work, and we have truly put
the materials to very good use."
Nikki Nylander, Cornville, Arizona
"Thanks so much to all of you at the Workshop. The books you
have made really help my student understand the different concepts."
Yvette Wilhelmsen, Rohnert Park, California
"What a remarkable Workshop. You should be so proud of the
work and outstanding service you are doing. Thank you so very much."
Pamela Neill & Chuck Coburn, Itinerant Teachers,Uniontown,
"I have found your Tactile Aids to be very helpful. Thank
you for your unselfish services."
Lisa Burke, Brentwood, California
"I received two boxes of materials in good condition. They
are well made, and I can tell that effort and care were used in
Alicia Rosselot, Cincinnati, Ohio
"We recently received numerous tactile books that you so wonderfully
created. The reception of these books by the children was overwhelming.
They are an amazing addition for our visually impaired children.
Your generosity, caring, and devotion have been a blessing."
Mrs. Toby Langlois & Class, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
"As a Teacher of the Visually Impaired, I have had the privilege
of using your very useful materials for many years. I have used
them for assessment as well as for teaching, and the children always
enjoyed them. Thank you for providing such good quality and fun
materials for my students."
Janis Morrison, Education Consultant, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
"We were thrilled to receive the tactile aids that you sent
for our classroom. These materials are very beneficial to our learning
needs. Our class ranges in age from six to nine years old. Our students
have different ability levels -- one has a visual impairment, two
have Down's Syndrome, one has multiple disabilities, and two have
developmental disabilities. We are able to use your aids in a large
group, small group, or individually. We appreciate your taking the
time to do wonderful things for our children and children everywhere."
Ms. Powe, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
"I am an itinerant teacher and have a caseload of 20 students
in the public schools. Your books and materials are a terrific help
in teaching concepts such as size relations, directionality, pre-reading
concepts and even daily living skills. I used your materials over
20 years ago when I was a teacher in San Mateo. Your group is fantastic.
It's amazing you have endured for all these many years."
Cheryl Leidich, Denver, Colorado
"Thank you for the shipment of materials, puzzles and books.
They are beautiful, durable and so appropriate for the population
with which I work. I'm thrilled to be able to assist children in
building cognitive and pre-literacy skills using the tools donated
by your organization."
Michelle Pothier, East Providence, Rhode Island
"I feel so fortunate to have your well-drafted items in my
inventory of learning aids. What you create makes me more effective
as a teacher of the visually impaired." Ginger Joselyn-Riley,
"I have been working at the Blind Children's Learning Center
for twelve years, and it continues to be exciting to receive your
materials. We use them in our classroom on a daily basis to help
our students achieve their goals. We are a preschool which has "reverse
mainstreaming" – classrooms have sighted as well as blind
and visually impaired children who use your materials to learn different
Elayne Cohen-Strong, Director, Santa Ana, California
"I have received the shipment of books and puzzles and they
are absolutely WONDERFUL! They are helping all of my students with
the day-to-day concepts they are learning. My second grade student
calls them her "Feeling Books". Thank you so much for
helping me to enrich my students' learning."
Stephanie Edmond, Flemingsburg, Kentucky