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Below are strategies posts related to Braille.



Braille App for a dual learner

Braille App for a dual learner
A young child reads "Bumpy Rolls Away"

Child Reading "Bumpy Rolls Away"

Video clip of early literacy activity with a young child reading a braille book
Image of ready-to-bake pizza

Making Pizza

Making pizza can be a functional and meaningful way to incorporate literacy skills for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or deafblindness.
number cards arranged in order with objects under the numbers 1-3

Beginning Math Literacy

Beginning math activities for children who are blind or visually impaired; strategies for teaching numbers, counting, and making sets
Photo of advent calendar with braille numerals

25 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar

This activity uses a braille advent calendar to identify numerals in braille or print while counting down to Christmas.
Photo: Student at table working on his braillewriter

Motivating Older Adolescents Who Are Emerging Readers

This strategy from a speech therapist is designed to help teachers find appropriate literacy instruction for students who have significant multiple disabilities in addition to their visual impairment.
Photo of tactile advent calendar

Tactile Advent Calendar

Tactile advent calendar uses objects
Still from video of Robbie Blaha and student

Book Conversation with Robbie Blaha

This video shows Robbie Blaha, Teacher of the Deafblind at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, having a conversation using a braille book with a student who is deafblind.
THERM in black letters on a white background with a thermometer attached to it

Greek and Latin Roots

Students can build their vocabularies and decoding skills by learning Greek and Latin roots. Tips for students who are blind or visually impaired
logo for Tech Vision

Teaching Braille reading fluency.....virtually

lands beyond collage

Lands Beyond

photo of the divided wheel and spinner arrow, with close-ups of print/braille

Wheel of Fortune game

Image of items beginning with the letter b

Alpha Boxes

Image of iPad2

Braille Literacy Using iPad and Refreshable Braille Displays

Photo of a veltex board with small stuffed animals and letter cards attached.

Using Real Objects to Reinforce Consonant Sounds

Logo for Braille Rap Song

Braille Rap Song

Modified page of The Garden with tactile flowers

Using Textures to Adapt Simple Books

Guidelines to adapt simple books for children who are blind or visually impaired
Weather chart in print and braille

Weather Chart

Photo of Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket

Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket

Object box and word cards for Feely Meely game

Feely Meely: Game to Match Braille to Objects

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