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Student develops technology and self-advocacy skills while learning about her visual needs

August 5, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

Dulcie using her camera

Figure 1: Dulcie using her camera independently

Dulcie is an 11 year old girl who is in Year 6 at her local school.

While learning to use her laptop and digital camera, Dulcie, with the support of Jacqueline Killip her Resource Teacher Vision, created a Powerpoint which explained her eye condition and her visual needs.

Dulcie has Achromatopsia and her Powerpoint has provided her with a tool for self-advocacy.  Figure 1 shows Dulcie using her camera independently. Continue Reading →

Self advocacy traffic light system in a primary classroom

June 5, 2012 by chrissiebutler | 0 comments

Traffic lightsJeanine has been using a traffic light system to let the primary classroom team know how well she can see.

Devi Dawson (BLENNZ Resource Teacher Vision) describes how the education team worked together to find a useable self advocacy system for Jeanine. Continue Reading →

Taking responsibility: a high school student evaluates the best solutions to support learning

May 31, 2012 by blennzict | 0 comments

Student reading a book“Independent use of equipment and producing work of quality and quantity in the time given” is a current personal focus for Amanda.

As the learning environments and resources in subject areas differ, Amanda’s team have been observing how Amanda manages the tasks in each environment.  They have taken particular notice of the methods Amanda uses to record information alongside her class mates.

Lesley Wear describes some of the information Amanda’s education team gathered as they observed Amanda managing her learning environment at high school.

These observations later contributed to the application for a new laptop for Amanda. Continue Reading →

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