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 →
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 →
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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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 →