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 Teuaki walking in the clasroom
Teuaki is a 15 year old student at Homai Campus School. He has spent the last few years recovering from a brain tumour that has left him blind and with bilateral hearing loss.
Initially Teuaki was seated in a wheelchair with his legs crossed and his head resting on his knees. He was unable to hold his head up and was tube fed.
Lynette Spurdle, BLENNZ Homai Campus School teacher describes how Teuaki has been working to regain his physical skills.
In figure 1 Teuaki is walking in the classroom supported by the hoist and sling. 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 →