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 →
Close range observation of a real object
We have had a recent teaching focus on the close range exploration of real objects – specifically water creatures – with some of our low vision, primary students.
They revelled in the hands-on opportunities to learn more about a range of creatures – real fish, koura, paddle crabs and seahorses. Continue Reading →
Figure 1 Charlotte has fun trying out a hairbrush
Charlotte‘s has light perception and uses a range of sensory strategies and her excellent spatial memory to learn about her environment.
She requires ample time to process verbal information and to explore objects, activities and spaces, so that she is able to appreciate their properties and return to them as her ‘tools’, or for pleasure. Continue Reading →