The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) serves nearly 11,000 students with blindness or visual impairment across Texas. From birth to age 22.
The school's programs include a system of special education, education and family involvement within various communities throughout Texas and providing assistance to students, educational service centers, personal training throughout Texas online courses, consultations, publications and summer programs and more.
Similar to the Elia Association, the Texas School of the Blind and Visually Impaired also has early childhood programs and practices including early intervention and parental guidance, promoting independence among toddlers and children, addressing social and emotional aspects, preparation for Braille and tactile skills, orientation and mobility, adaptations in the environment, means of aids and technology, and more…You are invited to come in and learn about dr. Lily Nelson's active learning idea, which is also implemented in the A.I.A. in a similar way to the School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Texas.
Active learning is a method of study developed by Mrs. Dr. Lily Nielsen. Its purpose is to enable the child to learn from his own activity, through a process of reviewing, investigating, feedback and comparing objects from the immediate and immediate environment.
This process leads to greater awareness of the environment and a wider range of skills by which the child can decipher the experiences he is experiencing.
Evaluating the child's existing skills and preferences is the first step before building and adapting the means to active learning for the child. It is important to look after the child, understand what the child's abilities and challenges are, what activities he enjoys, what is intriguing and interesting to him and what objects he likes and is attracted to.
Active learning is possible when:
There is a rich variety and selection of artefacts for living.
Allow the child unlimited time and without interruptions.
The activity is adapted to the child's level of development and interest.
The child can repeat the activity multiple times