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New entrant learner develops braille literacy skills

August 15, 2016 by blennzict | 0 comments

Fingers on the Mountbatten

Figure 1 Fingers in correct position

Kohl is a five year old boy who is blind and is attending his local primary school.  He transitioned from preschool to primary school in term one this year. He has settled into the classroom routines very well.

Here Marg Crosswell, BLENNZ Resource Teacher of Vision who works alongside Kohl explains his transition and the process of developing pre-braille skills.

In Figure 1 Kohl has his fingers in the correct position on the Mountbatten brailler. 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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Improving core strength to aid daily physical activities

November 10, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

Kneeling with good posture

Figure 1 Kneeling with good posture

Siddharth is 9 years and 6 months and has Retinopathy of Prematurity.  He requires both physical assistance and verbal prompts to complete daily activites.

Sue Radford, his classroom teacher describes how the education team have worked collaboratively to support Siddharth as he develops his independent physical skills to perform daily tasks.

Siddharth is enrolled in the Homai Campus School and his education team work alongside Siddharth and his family to achieve his IEP goals: To practise movement skills and demonstrate the ability to link them in order to perform movement sequences.

In figure 1 Siddharth is kneeling with good posture. Continue Reading →

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