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A student who uses braille learns social skills

March 1, 2016 by blennzict | 0 comments

Student outside playing charades

Figure 1 Boston is beginning his charade of what makes him feel happy

Boston is an 11 year old student who is blind. He is in year 6 in a mainstream class at his local school.

This year Boston has been working on developing his social skills around friendships. This helps Boston to articulate how he is feeling (figure 1).

Here Boston’s BLENNZ Resource Teacher: Vision (RTV) Judy Fox talks about how this process has helped him to understanding his own feelings and those of his peers.

Figure 1 Boston is beginning his charade of ‘what makes him feel happy.’ Continue Reading →

11 year old expands her life experiences to improve her literacy

November 9, 2015 by blennzict | 0 comments

Grace standing holding her gymnastics awards

Figure 1 Grace with her gymnastics awards

Grace is 11 years old and has no light perception in her left eye and very limited vision in her right eye.  Varuni, her BLENNZ Resource Teacher Vision has been expanding her life experiences to improve her literacy.

Grace is also a member of the RNZFB.  In figure 1 Grace is holding up her gymnastics medals. Continue Reading →

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