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ERIC Number: EJ787720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
"I Can Fix That!" Creating an On-Campus Job for a Student
Crow, Nita
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v102 n2 p103-105 Feb 2008
Every year on or near October 15, the California School for Blind celebrates National White Cane Day. Over the years, all kinds of events have been planned to celebrate the day. About two years ago, the school decided to do something different. Early that fall, staff members in the Orientation and Mobility Department at the school started teaching students how to fix and put together pieces of canes. The idea was to have students make canes to send to an Orientation and Mobility program in Russia. The canes were eventually made and sent to Russia and are now being used by Russian students who are visually impaired. This activity gave teachers the opportunity to teach students how to take apart and put together canes at whatever level of competence they had. This article describes how the student cane-repair job boosted the self-esteem of a 19-year-old student who had some light perception, but also had a slight hearing loss, a thyroid condition, asthma, and cognitive delays.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Russia