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An intermediate student with Achromatopsia using an iPad for maths

September 13, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

Andrew in class

Figure 1 Andrew in class

Andrew is an 11 year old boy with achromatopsia who started at his local intermediate school at the beginning of 2012.

Andrew has Specific Learning Disabilities in the areas of spatial concepts, visual recall, sequencing and working memory.

Andrew is supported by his Resource Teacher of Vision Jo Sewell.

Figure 1 shows Andrew in class.

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Preparation for Transition to University

July 21, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

Áine in an independent work environment at school

Figure 1 Áine in her “office”

Áine is in Year 13 in a mainstream secondary school.  In preparation for attending university in 2013, she is working with her RTV, Jenny McFadden to ensure a smooth transition.

In figure 1 we see Áine in her “office”, an independent work environment at school. Continue Reading →

Transferring touch typing skills to the classroom

May 10, 2012 by blennzict | 0 comments

Isaiah working in the school libraryIsaiah is 8 years old and has been learning to touch type using the BBC Dance Mat Typing programme.

He is using this new skill to participate and contribute to literacy activities alongside his class mates.

Kerry Albertini and Renée Jones describe how Isaiah has gained his new skills and some of the adaptations and teaching strategies they have used to ensure that the learning experience has been a good fit for Isaiah. Continue Reading →

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