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Social Skills for 11 to 13 year old Students with Albinism

August 8, 2016 by blennzict | 0 comments

Emris is handing his money to the cashier

Figure 1 Emris paying for his restaurant lunch

Emris and Heaven, two 13 year old Intermediate school students with Albinism, needed further development of their social confidence and social skills.

Their Resource Teachers Vision Viv Nuku and Jacqueline Killip developed a social skills programme based upon research which identifies the positive outcomes of sharing social interactions for students with Albinism.

In figure 1 Emris paying for his restaurant lunch. Continue Reading →

21-year-old learns to apply makeup

October 22, 2014 by blennzict | 1 Comment

Girl standing outside between tree branches with makeup on

Figure 1 – Cassie all made up for a night out!

Twenty one year old, Cassie, lives in a flatting situation with peers of a similar age. She wants to learn to successfully apply makeup independently.

Jude Shelley, transition teacher, has been working with Cassie with this goal. In figure 1 Cassie is made-up for a night out! Continue Reading →

Student with low vision develops skills to travel independently on the bus

April 6, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

A bus in a carpark

Figure 1 Ashley locating the correct bus

Ashley is a 21 year old student who is in his last year at a special unit in a mainstream school.  He is transitioning into part time supported work at the local museum in 2013.

We have been developing his independence in being able to use the public transport system in the hope that he may be able to get to his workplace independently next year.

In figure 1 Ashley is locating the correct bus.

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A 15 year old student learns to walk again

March 28, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

Teuaki walking in the clasroom

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 →

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