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Maths money for Level 1 braille student

August 4, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

Tactually learning to recognise NZ coins

Figure 1 Learning to tactually recognise NZ coins

Ben is a 12 year old intermediate student who is working at Level 1 numeracy.  This year, he is using braille as his primary learning tool.  Prior to this, he was learning braille and print.

Ben has an individual learning programme and is integrated into class activities as appropriate.  In figure 1 Ben is learning to tactually recognise NZ coins.

Ben’s BLENNZ Resource Teacher Vision Trish Bishop talks about how a numeracy program focusing on life skills is helping Ben develop confidence and independence. Continue Reading →

Developing Geometry Skills for Blind Learners

August 1, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

Developing hand control

Developing hand control

Shannon is a Year 6 braille student who will be transitioning to intermediate school in 2013.

At the Wellington Visual Resource Centre we are developing key maths skills with two braille learners.

We have been looking specifically at graphing, reading textbooks, abacus skills and geometric drawing skills.

Here Alison Prskawetz, Resource Teacher Vision talks about how the students focused on using a compass and drawing circles.

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Preparation for Transition to University

July 21, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

Áine in an independent work environment at school

Figure 1 Áine in her “office”

Áine is in Year 13 in a mainstream secondary school.  In preparation for attending university in 2013, she is working with her RTV, Jenny McFadden to ensure a smooth transition.

In figure 1 we see Áine in her “office”, an independent work environment at school. Continue Reading →

Early reading experiences for a tactile learner

April 10, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

Jacob reading tactile bookJacob is a 4 year old who attends his local kindergarten. He has limited vision and a profound hearing impairment and explores his world through the tactile system.

Jacob is learning how to access literacy through tactile collage pictures and braille.

Here his Resource Teacher of Vision, Leanne Stubbing talks about how she supports him in his learning. Continue Reading →

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