Name: Dori Shimoda
Country: Thailand (but American)
Status: Retired but advisor to large blind school network in Thailand. Also, have NGO Give Children A Choice.
In 2012, my wife and I helped a 2 year old, recently at the time blinded by a bomb. He lived in a very poor village in norther Laos. First, we found a team of surgeons in Bangkok to reconstruct his face and nose, remove shrapnel from his eyes. We lived in Laos and there was no such care for him. Second, he placed him in a blind foundation facility, who was willing to take him (as a foreigner) in Thailand. He's lived there since 2014. There are issues with his foundation taking care of him, so we want to transfer him to a well-known and well-establlshed blind school in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Founded in the 1980s.
Since that time, we just moved to Khon Kaen. As his sponsors, we will assume responsibility for him during the school breaks. We pick him in early May to live at our home for a week or two, and he will stay with us during the regular schools breaks, e.g., holidays and summer breaks.
The boy Kayeng speaks only Thai. We speak only English (and are about ready to learn Thai).
We want Kayeng to learn English. We will start when we pick him up in early May.
We want to find ways of teaching blind Kayeng English. Are there AudioGames.net progarms that can help him learn English. What kind of computer do we need?
I'd greatly appreciate any feedback and guidance. Thank you.