Jessica has gained confidence in talking about her visual needs. In Term Two her teacher and teacher aide attended a BLENNZ Southland in-service where, while under simulated vision loss, they participated in a variety of activities including sandwich making, pouring a drink, completing a worksheet and playing small ball games.
A local optometrist also gave a presentation about eye conditions and vision needs. Everyone left with a greater appreciation of Jessica’s daily struggles and triumphs.
Jessica then led a similar session with her year seven class, alongside Lisa her RTV. She answered questions from her peers about a variety of topics including her eye condition, tasks she finds difficult and strategies that help.
Jessica answered the questions with confidence, skill and consideration. Her class were enthralled to learn about challenges around even the simplest tasks for someone with low vision. A wonderful learning experience for everyone.