Today I have a guest post from Jessica at the new blog, Out Of Sight Teaching. Jessica is a TVI, or Teacher of the Visually Impaired, in New Jersey who is currently finishing up her masters degree in Orientation & Mobility. She recently began blogging at Out Of Sight Teaching to help her students and their families.
|Tommy exploring his first cane.|
Jessica has so much great information and a terrific attitude. The blind/VI kids in her district are lucky to have her and lucky to be in a district that sounds so supportive of Braille. Read Jessica’s post below and be sure to visit her blog. She is working on a post for her site with ideas for pre-Braille games. I can’t wait for that one!
|Tommy working on basic cane use at the mall with his TVI from Early Intervention. Summer 2012|
Where did you go to school?
|This toy was great for getting Tom to stand up and explore the house.
This picture was taken only hours after a glaucoma surgery.
|Exploring the environment from his riding toy. He loved this train!|
- Nature: explore outside, go to a nursery, read books about nature, create nature touch and feel bags to go with the books. Talk about different smells in nature.
- Birthday Parties: Explore balloons, cake, candles, party hats, party games, party dances
- Pet Shop: meet different pets, visit a farm, visit a pet store, practice taking care of a pet, practice making and guessing animal sounds(They can usually be downloaded on iTunes)
- Food: Explore different foods in the food store, do food tasting, blind fold your family and take turns guessing foods through smell and taste, cooking activities, explore foods before and after they are cooked.
How important is attitude when teaching blindness skills?
Thank you Jessica! I learned so much from your guest post and I look forward to following your blog (Out Of Sight Teaching) for more great information.
Readers- Please share your TVI and O&M experiences in a comment below. Are you getting the services your child needs? Do you have any tips to share?
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