Figure 1 Jayden listening to and looking at the Bellbird
“Give me time”
Approximately 70% of the Auckland Early Childhood role have multiple complex needs as well as a vision impairment. They need to make sense of the world around them through a Multi Sensory approach to learning.
A Multi sensory approach encourages the development of all the senses, hearing, vision, taste, smell and touch and also enhances the integration of all these senses, developing perceptions and concepts. Continue Reading →
Figure 1 Cane repairing skills – Northern Team
Regional Days in 2013 took place at the end of Term 3. This was an opportunity for all Resource Teachers: Vision, in the three regions – North, Central and South, to come together to share and engage in some of the initiatives that are being undertaken from the Annual Plan.
The latest draft of the BLENNZ Curriculum was presented and staff engaged with this valuable document. This document has been worked on at regional days and other BLENNZ consultation opportunities over the last 4 years and continues to grow and develop.
This was the first opportunity for the regional teams to see it drawn together and to gain an understanding of it as a single document. Continue Reading →
Figure 1 Developmental Orientation & Mobility team
2013 has been a whirlwind of implementation for the new BLENNZ Developmental Orientation & Mobility (DOM) Service. February saw my appointment as the Co-ordinator for the service followed by the appointment of a further 5 DOM Specialists to the service, over the year. Figure 1 shows the team as of end 2013: Steve, Jayne, Magda, Nicola, Kay, and Jennifer. Continue Reading →