This programme is carried out in a dedicated space designed to block out noise and control temperature and lighting. It is an artificially created space that utilises multi-sensory equipment to stimulate the senses and promote pleasure and feelings of well-being.
We support and promote the use of AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). This is an umbrella term for communication methods which supplement or replace speech. These include
A 1:1 technique which assists students to learn to interact without needing to speak. Non verbal students enjoy developing relationships where they are equal partners in the interaction.
“If your body is like a car engine, sometimes it runs on high, sometimes it runs on low, and sometimes it runs just right.”
The primary focus is to help students learn to monitor, maintain and change their level of alertness so that they can better manage themselves.
For students who are not yet independent in sitting, standing or walking. We create opportunities for students to practise these skills within the school day.
We teach water safety, pre-swimming and swimming skills as well as peer-relationships and fun! There is an indoor heated pool at Base and regular visits to the Aquatic centre for older students.
This aims to develop the students’ perceptions and understandings of themselves in relation to the world, through movement.
Group based programmes to assist Senior Students in developing emotional skills, making and keeping friends, coping with stress and feelings, learning to self-advocate and interacting in groups.
Addresses areas of functioning such as basic self-care, dressing, personal hygiene, health and nutrition and safety awareness.
Carefully designed, personalised activity plan that provides the sensory input a person needs to stay focussed and organised throughout the day.
Postal Address: PO Box 1139
Phone: 09 438 2105
Fax: 09 438 3145
Blomfield Special School operates from 5 locations:
Base School - 31 Maunu Rd, Whangarei
Morningside Primary School - Morningside Rd, Whangarei
Manaia View School - Murdoch Crescent, Whangarei
Kaitaia Primary School - Church Rd, Kaitaia
Kaitaia College - Redan Rd, Kaitaia
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