Please Help. Blind Student In Class

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Need all the help I can get with a special situation. I have a blind student in my class. The school where I teach is not ready for these situations, meaning there's no "blind-friendly" material. Today was my first "experience" and I thought I was doing OK until I got to the part in the book where students are supposed to recognize actions through pictures. From my knowledge, that would be a breeze if we had "high relief" type of pictures, I guess, but we don't. I should also add that this 14-year-old girl lost her sight a couple of years ago.
What do I do??? Please help!!!!
Thank you very much
Yusy
 

Clare James

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I've worked with one non-sighted woman in a class of fully sighted other students and it does represent a huge challenge to the teacher, because you realise quite how much you rely on visual cues and facial expressions to convey meaning and to coordinate classroom interaction. The main thing I learnt from the experience was to really involve other students in the process of helping the lesson work well for the blind student. I was really impressed about how much the other students thought out ways to help.
 

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