This year BLENNZ has prioritised achieving 50% of all Resource Teachers Vision to have completed at least 1 of the Developmental Orientation and Mobility (DOM) supporter courses, run as a collaboration between Massey University and the BLENNZ DOM Specialist team. This year that meant running 5 of the week long courses at Homai campus.
The courses are run as two parts. The first is the “supporting DOM programmes on school campus” and the second is “supporting DOM programmes in the community”. Both courses enskill team members to continue supporting DOM programmes on a regular basis, with the oversight of the Specialist, in a risk managed way. The courses are delivered under the premise that learners move and travel all the time, so the more people consistently supporting the learner to develop skills and strategies in DOM the better the potential outcomes.