[blindkid] Incorporating the Expanded Core Curriculum into thelives of visually impaired children at home

Marianne Denning marianne at denningweb.com
Sun May 17 14:32:35 UTC 2015


Sally, I am a TVI and have honestly been told by a school
administrator that I can't advocate for my students.  I also have had
to fight every step of the way to get well-meaning school staff to let
a blind child make mistakes, learn new skills and work on
independence.  I will keep on fighting that fight too.

On 5/17/15, Sally Thomas via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> A way that TVI's can have the biggest impact on the ECC is by having high
> expectations and encouraging parents to do the same. There is a maddening
> double standard for these kids (or at least what I've seen for my son)--the
> kids manage thousands of dollars worth of equipment, multiple ways to access
> the curriculum and then are told they can't walk down the hall like the
> other kids. Mixed messages!
>
> Sally Thomas
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 17, 2015, at 12:28 PM, Carol Castellano via blindkid
>> <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>
>> Yes and this is why it's so important for parents to find us and see role
>> models.  First comes the awareness that these things can be done, then the
>> expectations get raised, then people learn how.
>>
>> Carol
>>
>> At 07:55 PM 5/16/2015, you wrote:
>>> Hi Marianne this is a good point.  I can't believe that some parents just
>>> won't teach independent living skills at home.  I understand that some of
>>> them probably don't know what to teach their children.
>>>
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>> Carol Castellano
>> Parents of Blind Children-NJ
>> Director of Programs
>> National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
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Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
(513) 607-6053




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