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Deafblind Strategies

Below are strategies posts related to Deafblindness.



Liam Can Go - book cover

Creating a Braille Book with Whole Word Contractions

This DIY braille book uses single cell contractions for beginning readers
book buddy bag with liam's name on it

Story Bags: Guided Reading in an Inclusive Setting

Tips to create a story bag for a guided reading activity for children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind
homework table

Homework Table

Tips on using a special table to make homework support more accessible to children who are deafblind
Page of Brushing Teeth book

Brushing Teeth: Tactile Book

This tactile book uses real objects, words and pictures to sequence the steps in a toothbrushing routine for learners who are deafblind.
gogo yogurt pack

Understanding Photos and Using Them to Communicate

Teaching students with visual impairments and additional disabilities to use photos to communicate
Notes for Liam box

Supporting and Encouraging Friendships

Tips on promoting inclusion with children who are blind or deafblind in mainstream settings
bedtime routine

Counting Down the Days

This activity is designed to help children who are deafblind, blind or visually impaired to count down the days until an event occurs using a tactile chart with braille.
Tactile Gift Tags

Holiday Gift Tags

These holiday gift cards provide braille and tactile stickers to make them accessible to children who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind.
tactile care "mom and dad love you"

Sending Your Child Off for the First Day of School

Create notes in braille or with tactile markers to let your child know that your thoughts are with them on the first day of school!
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.
Young boy with hearing aids and glasses looks at alphabet on iPad

Minimal Losses, Major Implications

This article examines some of the implications of a mild visual impairment, as well as a minimal hearing loss in a typical classroom
Ear with hand cupped around it

Are You Listening?

Auditory issues for children with visual impairments, including hearing loss, auditory skills, and strategies for developing listening skills

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