Figure 1 Jacob climbing up onto the trampoline
Jacob is a 6 year old boy who attends a special school. He has complex needs which includes being deafblind.
To assist his hearing, Jacob has recently had an operation for a cochlear implant and he is working towards understanding what sounds are and what they mean.
To help Jacob learn what is happening during his day, he has been working with his BLENNZ Resource Teacher: Vision, Baukje de Jong and his class teacher to understand the pre-braille concepts of up and down. In figure 1 Jacob is climbing on to the trampoline. Continue Reading →
Figure 1: Alex asks for more
Lynlee Pendrigh, Resource Teacher Vision is engaging Alex, in a favourite song, so that Alex can direct the interaction by communicating ‘more’ by touching Lynlee.
In figure 1 Alex is asking for more.
He can also communicate ‘more’ by turn taking on an instrument as many times as he wants to and by pressing his “Step by Step”, where ‘more’ is spoken.
Alex is a 7 year old homeschooled, complex needs learner with cerebral palsy and cerebral vision impairment. Continue Reading →
Figure 1 Eddie touching a towel before his swim time
Eddie is a 16 year old student with low vision, Cortical Vision Impairment and complex needs. He is enrolled with the Correspondence School of New Zealand.
Eddie’s learning involves community activities and experiences. Travel to and from these activities have often resulted in Eddie being upset and unsettled.
Jo Mather his Resource Teacher of Vision talks about how real objects with verbal prompts/signs have helped to settle him. In figure 1 Eddie is touching a towel before his swim time. Continue Reading →
Jacob 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 →