[nobe-l] Teaching special ed about blind?

Gail Bryant gbryant at socket.net
Thu Sep 24 02:45:32 UTC 2009

What about having a class activity that everyone has to participate in?
Gail Bryant
Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Columbia Braille Teaching Services L.L.C.
1212 London Drive
Columbia, MO 65203-2012
Phone: 573 817-5993
Cell: 573 268-4962
----- 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: [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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