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Hello, I have recently joined this community. I am not a parent, but I am currently in school obtaining degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education. I joined the community so that I may learn: the better I understand the families with whom I am working, the better I may serve them. Also, since I have been totally blind from infancy, perhaps I can be of some help and encouragement to you as parents. Feel free to ask questions.

Also, I have recently created a community for christians who are interested in caring for children with special needs. If you are at all interested, check out:

http://community.livejournal.com/all_families/

I apologize if you have met me several times. This message, or a version of this message, will be posted in many places. Have a great day!
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I'm working with a group to create more hands-on interactive science teaching aids for blind children. Our first assignment is to create aids that will be used in to London Museum of Science's interactive children's exhibit about light. We really want these to be fun, not just some supplemental audio and braille.

We're wondering what your experience has been with science education, especially light. Do you teach about how light is created, how it moves, why things are different colours, reflection or refraction?

We plan to relate light to heat and sound. If you want to read our current plan, just let me know. I'd love to hear what you think of it.

Also, if you know about any other LJ communities or people that might be helpful please let me know.

You can respond to this or you can email me. galia@wpi.edu

Thanks!

~Galia