Figure 1: Alisha is practising writing the alphabet
Alisha is a sixteen year old student currently in year 12. Alisha’s primary sensory channel for learning is vision which she supports with her auditory skills.
Alisha has a significant eye condition which is impacting greatly on her ability to access the curriculum despite the accommodations and adaptations made within the school. Continue Reading →
Maia, aged 6, is learning to read and write using braille. She learns alongside her classmates in her local school.
Trish Bishop describes how the education team have developed resources and strategies that work well for Maia. Continue Reading →
Checking the braille
Kohl is learning to read and write braille. Using a Perkins brailler, Kohl is exploring how to make the patterns of dots on paper that make up letters and words to tell his stories.
Mark Tweedale (BLENNZ Resource Teacher Vision) describes how the education team have introduced the brailler into Kohl’s literacy toolkit and the importance of “scribbling” as a stepping stone to brailing accurate letter shapes.
Mark also describes the introductory activities Kohl has participated in to build his finger strength and gain an understanding of the physical shape and functions of each part of the Perkins brailler. Continue Reading →