BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

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BLENNZ Auckland – Early Childhood Team

March 5, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

Child listening to and looking at bellbird stuff toy

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 →

BLENNZ Nelson Visual Resource Centre

October 29, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

Close range observation of a real object

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 →

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