Support for a child who is blind or has low vision
Most children who are blind or low vision are in regular early childhood education centres and local schools using support services and equipment available.
Resource Teachers: Vision
Resource Teachers: Vision will observe and assess a child's needs in a one-on-one, classroom and home context. They help educators to adapt their teaching to better suit learners who are blind or low vision. They can team up with other specialists to provide teachers and families with education workshops.
They will help put in place, monitor and review a programme for a child. Resource Teachers: Vision are employed by BLENNZ – refer to the Blind and Low Vision Education Network of New Zealand website.
Blind and Low Vision Education Network of New Zealand (BLENNZ)
BLENNZ provides a variety of support programmes both on campus and at local early childhood education centres and schools for learners who are blind or low vision. A small number of residential placements are provided at the Homai campus for students who require residential programmes to support them.
There is an early childhood education centre on site. BLENNZ also provides assessment services for blind and low vision students throughout New Zealand and these are often done on the Homai campus with families and educators attending for two to three days.
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