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Using Objects of Reference to Communicate Daily Routines

September 13, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

Eddie touching a towel

Figure 1 Eddie touching a towel before his swim time

Eddie is a 16 year old student with low vision, Cortical Vision Impairment and complex needs.  He is enrolled with the Correspondence School of New Zealand.

Eddie’s learning involves community activities and experiences.  Travel to and from these activities have often resulted in Eddie being upset and unsettled.

Jo Mather his Resource Teacher of Vision talks about how real objects with verbal prompts/signs have helped to settle him.  In figure 1 Eddie is touching a towel before his swim time. Continue Reading →

Building on a child’s preferences: engaging visual attention with tactile symbols

May 30, 2012 by blennzict | 0 comments

Charley is visually aware of her name card

Figure 1 Charley is visually aware of her name card

Charley is just beginning to use her vision to engage in what is happening around her.

Robin Stesel describes how in collaboration with Charley’s family, Charley’s visual preferences were recognised and used to support visual engagement using personalised tactile symbols. Continue Reading →

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