The low vision group was established in February 2017 with the Homai Early Childhood Centre for children to attend with their parents and whānau.
An RTV from Auckland South VRC teaches alongside centre RTV’s during the session and together evaluate and plan for individual and group needs. We offer assistance for parents and whānau to meet and learn from each other as well as through organized workshops.
The programme has a special focus on expanded core curriculum learning outcomes, such as social interactions, developing independence in daily living skills, assistive technology and building early literacy and numeracy.
There are opportunities for one on one experiences using specific strategies and trialing resources adapted to meet vision needs. Recently the group went on an excursion to Butterfly Creek. The children had hands on encounters with farmyard animals, a bearded dragon and the largest skink we have ever seen!