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Diwali is here

Diwali Switch Activity

Switch-activated activities for learners with severe or complex multiple disabilities to celebrate holidays, such as Diwali
Tactile quilt with imaginary animals

Tactile Quilt with Fish and Birds

Students who are blind or visually impaired work on braille literacy, while also creating tactile quilt squares, in this interdisciplinary activity.
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
tactile matching game collage

Tactile Matching Game

Matching game to promote tactile discrimination with students who are blind or visually impaired, including those who are deafblind or who have multiple disabilities
Cover of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Making a Simple Switch-Accessible Power Point Talking Book

Flower made of shapes and attached with velcro to book

Create an Adapted Book: The Shape Surprise

storage closet

Making Storage Accessible

The ability to access books and materials easily and independently is crucial to the development of early literacy skills for children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind.
The braille words I, cheese, pizza, and like and a period are on small plastic tiles on a black felt board from APH.

"Can We Do Oreo Reading Now?” # 2 – Making Sentences Activity

Activity to provide practice to braille readers in making sentences using motivating materials
smoothie

Smoothies! A Classroom Lesson and Community Based-Experience

This hands-on series of lessons addresses literacy, math, O & M, and other parts of the ECC (Expanded Core Curriculum) for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Picture of book with textured pictures and braille

“Can We Do Oreo Reading Now?” #1 Key Word Books

Create books for braille readers using key words of interest to them to provide motivation.
Liam's word book

Braille Word Dictionary

Create a personalized braille word dictionary for your students who are blind or visually impaired!
logan proxtalker

Tactile Symbol Strategies

Tips on expanding the use of tactile symbols with students with multiple disabilities
Frog Book

Non-Fiction Life Cycle Books

Create tactile books for beginning science concepts for children who are blind, visually impaired or 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.
CVI mobile

Mobile for Students with CVI

This mobile is designed for students with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) to increase visual attention and exploration.
sensory bag

Sensory Bags

Sensory bags can be used to increase tactile exploration, hand strength and finger coordination, as well as cognitive concepts with children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities.
red triangle and square on black background with red frame

Adapting Classroom Materials for a Student with CVI

Strategies for adapting materials for a student with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
gogo yogurt pack

Understanding Photos and Using Them to Communicate

Teaching students with visual impairments and additional disabilities to use photos to communicate
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.
memory caps game

Memory Caps Game

Reinforce concepts such as shapes, turn taking, counting and more with this memory caps game for students who are blind or visually impaired.

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