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An intermediate student with Achromatopsia using an iPad for maths

September 13, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

Andrew in class

Figure 1 Andrew in class

Andrew is an 11 year old boy with achromatopsia who started at his local intermediate school at the beginning of 2012.

Andrew has Specific Learning Disabilities in the areas of spatial concepts, visual recall, sequencing and working memory.

Andrew is supported by his Resource Teacher of Vision Jo Sewell.

Figure 1 shows Andrew in class.

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A young learner with low vision develops early literacy skills

June 1, 2012 by blennzict | 0 comments

Ryan gently touching a duckling

Figure 1: Ryan gently touching a duckling

Ryan is beginning to point to words on objects and is saying “What’s its name?”

Kathryn Beer (BLENNZ Resource Teacher Vision) describes the broad range of learning experiences that continue to support Ryan’s development of early literacy skills. Continue Reading →

Using the iPad and magnetic letters to compose and share stories.

May 10, 2012 by blennzict | 0 comments

Writing with magnetic letters

Using “Storykit” on the iPad, Molly is able to record her voice, and add pictures and text to her spoken story. Using magnetic letters on a whiteboard, Molly can write sentences.

Linda Ojala, BLENNZ Wellington shares how providing alternatives to pen and paper has increased Molly’s literacy tool kit and enabled her to use her well developed oral language skills to communicate her ideas alongside her peers.

Molly is in year 3 at her local primary school. Continue Reading →

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