Tauranga VRC were very fortunate to have the Immersion team arrive to complete an immersion course for Braille users aged 5-8 years at our centre on 25th March. Natalie Stewart and Trish Bishop travelled down to our centre with a raft of resources and activities.
Tauranga has a number of learners who fit the criteria for this immersion course who due to family situations cannot travel. After discussions with Natalie, we decided to run the course at our centre. This was the first time the Immersion team have travelled and Tauranga were very excited about it.
The group of boys joined in activities to support concept development, assistive technology, and tactile graphics. They were able to work together to develop positional concepts and “the language of lines’ using toy dogs. The two days were a great success. The feedback from the learners, their whanau and teachers’ aide were very positive.
Two boys stood on a grey patterned carpet. Boys are both holding a toy dog with a lead. There is a window in the background and two tables.