I am going to be a Consultative teacher at another campus in our county. One child has been diagnosed with autism and is also deaf. I have worked with students who had some hearing loss, but through the use of technology and a small microphone he was able to meet his goals and beyond.. I would like to have guidance on "my" transition into this class.
The advice I have received from everyone has been so helpful and comforting so I thought I would throw another question out there :) We have been discussing school alot recently..public school v.s a day student at a school for the blind. We still have about a year until she is preschool age but if we choose a school for the blind, we need to start the process of moving asap.
Our daughter consistently surprises us with her ability to manage various medical procedures and protocols, but it has been a while since we've put her through anything this intense. We have a consult with Jahrling's scheduled for next week. Our daughter has an inoperable retinal detachment in her right eye, due to Incontinentia Pigmenti.
My 2 year old daughter has nystagmus and something as yet undiagnosed (20:360 acuity but good functional vision). We currently live in MA near Perkins and the resources are tremendous. However I will need to move out of state to find a new academic job soon. I am trying to find out what college towns have nearby school districts with good support for VI children.
Dear Comrades (And I do not use that word lightly. It is a war we fight everyday for our children), I have a dilemma that I am struggling with and really need other parents thoughts who go through the same worries that I feel everyday. Berkley (my angel) has been blind since birth. She has some thyroid problems, however other than that she is "normal"! What a term..."normal".
I would love to know at how old are blind kids ready to start going to school?
I have a partially sighted baby who is 1 year 4 months old. I would love to know when she can start going to school.
And how I can get the best toys for her since in our country we can hardly find any.
He is scared by "celebration" sounds like "horray!" "Yeeeaaahhh!" And "wheeee". Also scared of cow mooing and snake hissing sounds.
Hello; I teach a Christian preschool music class and have been very blessed to have a little boy in my class for the last two years who is blind. I have to reveal I adore this little boy and his family.
There are a couple of subjects I am especially interested in finding books about. I was hoping you would be able to recommend some.
Firstly I am particularly interested in how best to teach blind babies language skills. Secondly I am also looking for material on teaching babies that are blind and have a handicap that prevents them from feeling objects correctly, or at all.