Teaching Braille

I have a student in my classroom who is blind and learning braille. We have moved from tennis balls to ping pong balls. He can spell almost any basic word given, either in braille or verbally. Here is the question, does he only get taught to spell words using the contractions or does he learn to spell words conventionally too? Thank you!

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