Ela and her whānau live in Te Upoko-o-te-ika-a-Māui or the Wellington area. Ela experiences congenital dual sensory loss or congenital deafblindness.
She uses a combination of vision and hearing strategies and devices to assist the compounding and multiplying effect that her dual sensory status has on access and learning. Ela has recently transitioned to primary school.
In Term 3, Ela attended a comprehensive assessment on the BLENNZ Homai campus with her mother and Resource Teacher Vision.
The educational and health professionals of the NAS team alongside Ela and her mother shared ideas, suggestions and strategies specific to Ela’s sensory and health needs in her preparation as a new entrant.
Ela’s mother recently shared that Ela feels very welcomed at school.