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A 15 year old student learns to walk again

March 28, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

Teuaki walking in the clasroom

Figure 1 Teuaki walking in the clasroom

Teuaki is a 15 year old student at Homai Campus School. He has spent the last few years recovering from a brain tumour that has left him blind and with bilateral hearing loss.

Initially Teuaki was seated in a wheelchair with his legs crossed and his head resting on his knees. He was unable to hold his head up and was tube fed.

Lynette Spurdle, BLENNZ Homai Campus School teacher describes how Teuaki has been working to regain his physical skills.

In figure 1 Teuaki is walking in the classroom supported by the hoist and sling. Continue Reading →

Improving core strength to aid daily physical activities

November 10, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

Kneeling with good posture

Figure 1 Kneeling with good posture

Siddharth is 9 years and 6 months and has Retinopathy of Prematurity.  He requires both physical assistance and verbal prompts to complete daily activites.

Sue Radford, his classroom teacher describes how the education team have worked collaboratively to support Siddharth as he develops his independent physical skills to perform daily tasks.

Siddharth is enrolled in the Homai Campus School and his education team work alongside Siddharth and his family to achieve his IEP goals: To practise movement skills and demonstrate the ability to link them in order to perform movement sequences.

In figure 1 Siddharth is kneeling with good posture. Continue Reading →

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