Diamond is a 71/2 year old learner who is blind. Diamond’s motivation to swim has been used to increase his engagement and learning outcomes.
Weekly swimming sessions are fun, encourage exploration, concept and language development and physical skills. These real experiences form the base of Diamond’s literacy and numeracy programme.
The Independent Living Skills Specialist attends swimming sessions to provide input into the programme around daily living skills. Clear boundaries and routines have been central to the success of the programme and Diamond’s achievements.
Tactile books depicting songs and stories reinforce learning and consolidate concepts. Diamond’s increased communication and positivity towards learning, has been heartfelt and special journey.