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picture symbols, tactile symbols, and tactile objects

"Bear Feels Sick": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Ideas to make "Bear Feels Sick" accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
PowerPoint slide for a sound walk in the talkingbook

"Dragon Was Terrible": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Tips to make "Dragon Was Terrible" accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities using talking book, storybox, tactile symbols and picture symbols
story box contents

"The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Ideas to make "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities
Story box items and picture symbols for the red hen

"The Little Red Hen": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Ideas to make "The Little Red Hen" accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.
items and activities to make Giraffes Can't Dance more accessible

"Giraffes Can't Dance": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Ideas to make books accessible to students with multiple disabilities and visual impairments using story boxes, tactile symbols, picture cards, and a talking book
Pete the Cat plush toy and book

"Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Ideas to make "Pete the Cat" accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities, using a story box, tactile symbols, picture cards, and a talking book
Story box items with Edward

"The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Tips to make a picture book accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired, with additional disabilities, using storyboxes, tactile and picture symbols, and talking books
materials to make the book accessible including communication boards, the story box, and tactile objects

"Goodnight Moon": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Tips and activity ideas to make Goodnight Moon accessible to children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
a seder plate with traditional foods for Passover

Passover Sensory Story Bucket

This Passover story bucket provides a sensory experience and early literacy experience for children who are blind or visually impaired.
baskets in a mudroom filled with winter clothing

Making Our Mudroom Accessible

The mother of children who are blind tells how she used braille labels to make the family mudroom accessible to the whole family.
Three women with story buckets

Creative Story Buckets

Story buckets offer early literacy experiences for children with visual impairments, using real objects to support learning opportunities.
A child's hands explore a bowl.

Using Exploratory Procedures to Build Tactile Skills

10 tips to increase tactile exploration with young children with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities.
Sample pages from book showing seahorse and octopus

Sea Life-Themed Tactile Book: What Do You See in the Sea?

This tactile book is an ocean-themed book about sea animals, which has been adapted for a braille student in Kindergarten.
the cover of a tactile book showing a picture of a girl wearing a winter coat and hat and the title Analelia Likes

Tactile Alphabet Book

A parent shares tips to make your own tactile books at home!
Tactile graphic organizer

Our Version of the Tactile Graphic Organizer

Tips to create a tactile graphic organizer using tangible symbols with students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities
two cards with tactile objects representing two activities

Object Symbols for Preschool Student

Setting up an object symbol system with a preschool student with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
Tactile art station

Tactile Art Station

Tips to make art projects accessible using tactile symbols at home or at school.
Lazy Susan with braille labels

Spin and Move!

This game provides practice matching textures, objects, and braille words. Kids will enjoy reading braille labels and performing the action movements on the card!
Braille Bingo

Braille Bingo!

Braille Bingo is a fun way for students to practice contractions and other braille skills to promote braille literacy.
Blue and Yellow Lego Stax

Light-Up Stacking Blocks Work on Eye-Hand Coordination

Light-up stacking blocks help students with visual impairments to work on eye-hand coordination.

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