[nobe-l] [Bulk] Teaching special ed about blind?

Brandy W branlw at sbcglobal.net
Thu Sep 24 02:12:46 UTC 2009

Hi, Blind is a tough concept in my opinion kids don't have to understand it 
is our job to adapt not theirs. However explaining my eyes are broken often 
works when I need to explain usually when a kid asks. You will make it far 
if you don't make your blindness an issue. I taught in internships for 4 
years, and never went beyond the first story and talk about how I read 
Braille and use a cane, and never had a problem. Bran
Brandy Wojcik
Discovery Toys Educational Leader
(512) 231-8697
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jenna Karg and Bilko" <lilstarlet09 at gmail.com>
To: <nobe-l at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 8:13 PM
Subject: [Bulk] [nobe-l] Teaching special ed about blind?

> 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.
> Thanks,
> Jenna karg and guide Dog Bilko (who loves kids)
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