Assignment 1: Selfie

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Hello and welcome to my page. I am a Physical and Health Impairments (PHI) student. I am currently in my last semester of this special education credential. However, I am also working on my Masters Degree in the same field.

I work in the Antelope Valley as an Orthopedic Impairment Specialist. I service and determine eligibility for students with severe orthopedic impairments. This is my third year in this position. It is an itinerant position, meaning I travel to my students and currently hold a caseload of 92.

Previously I worked as a speech and language para, for 5 years.

 

 

Assignment 2: DIY Culture

Grapho-Sphere Writing Aid

This is an extremely helpful tool, especially for those with limited fine motor control. It is easy to make, easy to adjust and easy to adapt to many different types of writing instruments.

Making Gripped Utensils

This is video that easily teaches anyone how to take a utensil (or tool of any sort) and make it into something that can be gripped.

Tray for walker

Many students who use walkers have limited use of their hands, such as to carry items when walking. This video shows you how to make a tray that attaches to your walker and can be used for things like a cafeteria tray.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assignment 4: Manipulative’s 3D Printing

3D Printing gives life to anything we can imagine.

The students in PHI can use 3D printing for items such as switches and adapted writing holders or adapted utensil holders.

Recently, I was teaching a class of students about a flower, the four basic parts of a flower and how each part helps the flower grow. Real flowers are great to use as a demonstration but they are dirty and some students have allergies.

A 3D printed flower with roots would allow the students to see, explore, touch and engage in a flower and its parts.

The image above shows a poster of what  would be used to draft the 3D model.

3D printing can be fun and free. Simply search for free 3D printers in your area using this link:

https://pinshape.com/