Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Educating Abby: "Who's Who"

Abby has many specialist and educators that assist in her education.

Classroom teacher:  The teacher leads the lessons for the whole class. 

1 on 1 aide:  Abby has her own aide to help modify the lessons and give her braille tutoring. Abby has her right now for 3 hours in the morning.

Teacher for the Visually Impaired TVI: This is a specialized teacher who is in charge of teaching Abby Braille.  Modify the lessons to make them more adaptive to her. She see this teacher 3 to 5 hours a week.  She also gives instruction and lessons to Abby's aide.

Orientation and Mobility Specialist: This educated and trained professional will be teaching Abby to safety move around school, home & community. This will include white cane instruction and helping us properly guide Abby when she needs it.

Speech & Language Pathologists:  This specialist helps children at the school with speech and lauguage issues.  Abby has some minor issues with her speech but want to take care of it to make sure she has no issues with expressing herself.

Special Education Teacher/ Case manager:   She watches over  different kids in different classroom and helps them.  She is directly helping Abby with her writing which has gotten harder to read in the last few months.  She is also in charge in coordinating all her different services.

Here is a great article I found on another website: http://blindness.growingstrong.org/ed/aa040801a.htm

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