by Rachel Breau
When Resource Teacher Antonia Del Monaco began working with her new student Sara, it quickly became clear that Sara was struggling to read. Sara, who has a visual impairment, loves to have books read to her, but the process of learning braille was challenging, and Sara was losing motivation to develop her tactile skills.
“Sara’s educational team, including her parents and classroom teacher, came together at a meeting and decided that our main goal for the next two years was to help Sara learn that reading was fun. It was as simple as that. We knew if she learned to love reading, the other skills would fall into place,” said Antonia.
This is where CELA, the Centre for Equitable Library Access came in.