[nobe-l] Teaching special ed about blind?

Jenna Karg and Bilko lilstarlet09 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 01:13:30 UTC 2009

Hi all,
My name is Jenna and I am a freshman at Bolling Green State University
studying Mild-to-moderate Intervention Specialist (special ed.)
I am in a program that allows me to go in to the classroom in a nearby
inner-city school and observe and teach once a week for the entire
school year.  I am currently working with special Ed kids who are at
1st through 3rd grade levels.  Most of the kids get that I can't see,
and are really good about telling me things (surprisingly), but there
is one little boy that is not getting it.  He's 6 and at a third grade
level, and is autistic.  I don't know how to get it across to him. The
teacher tried covering his eyes with her hands and telling him thats
what I see all the time, but that didn't work. I was thinking about
blindfolding him, but since he's autistic I don't know how he'll
handle that and don't want him freaking out on me.  Any ideas or
suggestions at all would be appreciated. This kid is really fun to
work with, but it would be easier if I didn't have to keep explaining
that I couldn't see what he's pointing at on the papers.
Jenna karg and guide Dog Bilko (who loves kids)

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