Progression Using an Active Learning Approach
Many of us find ourselves in a position of needing to explain or justify the use of an Active Learning approach with children and youth with sensory impairments and significant multiple disabilities. Administrators, families, parents, teachers, and others may question whether or not this is a "valid" method. Those of us who have used this method with a wide range of learners over the years are convinced of its efficacy, but how can we convey that to others?
The Penrickton Center for Blind Children has shared a series of a young boy named Jack, who was filmed over the course of approximately four years. We have created a single video
, so that you can watch his development during that time. You will see him start out lying prone on a Resonance Board with a PVC pipe mobile over him, lying on a Support Bench, using a Little Room, being upright in a HOPSA Dress, and finally sitting up independently. We are excited to see the progress he has made over the years!