Tuesday, June 8, 2010

ECC Resource Search Engine

Have you had a chance to check out information on the ECC? Still unsure what topics are covered? Check out the RECC, the Resources for the Expanded Core Curriculum site at TSBVI. There are many good sites that explain the ECC and this is definately one of them.
Take time to look through it. Do your homework on the ECC. It was designed for children who are blind or visually impaired. The ECC is a critical part of your child's development no matter what their cognitive abilities are.
Although I feel ECC knowledge is important for all parents and education teams, I especially want parents of children who are visually impaired or have low vision to pay attention to the ECC.
Children who have low vision or, for lack of better words, appear to be "sighted" have a special challenge with their vision. The fact that they appear to "see everything" puts them in a place where people mistake what they can or cannot see. Most low vision kids struggle because they aren't totally blind or totally sighted. Some like to "hide" and pretend they can see everything while others struggle to accept their limitations. The ECC still applies to these children as they have to learn the self-determination and self-advocacy (among the other ECC skills).
You will read this over and over again from me, the ECC is a partnership between the education team and the parenting/home team. It is important for you to be aware of these skills. Take time to get your ECC education on!
Do it at home: Look over the ECC curriculum with your child (if age appropriate). Together, learn about the concepts and the skills so you can start to look at how you can apply it in everyday life. Remember, if you do not teach your child about what it means to be "their own advocate or to advocate for themselves", you can't expect them to do it. Use the words, know the lingo and have fun learning together!

TSBVI RECC link: http://www.tsbvi.edu/recc

1 comment :

  1. You're amazing! I love everything on here! Great job Robbin!