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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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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 →

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