Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Home > Multiple Disabilities

Strategies for Multiple Disabilities

Share a Strategy

Do you have a Strategy to share? Please Log-In or Sign-Up to post a new Strategy! 

Click here to learn about Applying for Continuing Education Credit.

Click here for Step-by-Step Instructions to post a new strategy for credit.

Below are posts related to Multiple Disabilities strategies.



hand and foot prints

Creating a Calendar with Students with Multiple Disabilities

Ideas for creating a calendar or holiday greeting cards with students with multiple disabilities and visual impairments
Student crawling through tunnel

Integrating Emergent Literacy into Adaptive PE

This activity integrates adapted physical education, speech therapy and emergent literacy for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.
Polar Bear adaptation

Adapting Polar Bear, Polar Bear for Students with CVI & Other Visual Impairments

Strategies to adapt books for children who are blind or visually impaired, deafblind or with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)
Down came the rain and washed the spider out...

Adapting Itsy-Bitsy Spider Book for Students with CVI

Tips on adapting books for children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
garland shaped into a tree with fuzzy pom poms on a piece of yellow paper

Christmas Tree Project

This Christmas tree activity uses tactile items to teach positional concepts to students who are blind or visually impaired
Cover of Christmas Sequence book

Christmas Sequence Activity for Students with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities

This activity uses an experience book to help students with visual impairments and additional disabilities, including deafblindness, to develop early literacy skills.
josh's texture book cover

Texture Book

Creating a texture book for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
texti-sticks

Texti-Sticks

This activity is to help young children develop tactile discrimination skills, matching, and fine motor coordination. Designed for pre-braille or preschool learners who are blind or visually impaired.
Bell book

Bells: A Tactile Book for Emerging Braille Readers

This tactile book about bells uses real objects and makes sounds. It's sure to be a favorite for the holidays!
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in manger on tactile page

Christmas Tactile Books

This collection of tactile books helps students who are visually impaired understand and visualize the first Christmas story.
pages of Bumpy Rolls Away

Integrated Literacy Activity: Share the Love of a Story

Ideas for sharing stories with young children who are blind or visually impaired using the On the Way to Literacy series
Interactive bulletin board

Interactive Bulletin Board - October

A Speech Pathologist (SLP) shares an interactive Halloween activity for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities
Cover of The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

Story Box for "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything"

This storybox is a favorite at Halloween, using real objects and concrete tactile representations of items and events in the book.
Velvet apple

Apple Book

This tactile book can help beginning readers to explore different textures and shapes
chef hat, pot, and whisk

People as Helpers: Cook

Multi-sensory ideas for cooking in the kitchen with children who are blind or visually impaired.
cloud and sun

Sensory Areas: Weather

This theme-based multisensory activity helps children who are blind or visually impaired to develop skills in all areas, including literacy, tactile, visual, and auditory skills.
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!
Assorted toys

Sensory Areas: Toys

These ideas for theme-based multi-sensory activities help children with visual impairments to develop literacy and numeracy skills, as well as visual, auditory, and tactile awareness.
growth of baby girl and chihuahua

Sensory Areas: Growth and Change

This theme-based multisensory activity helps children who are blind or visually impaired to develop skills in all areas, including literacy, numeracy, tactile, visual, and auditory skills.
duplo house

Sensory Areas: Homes

These ideas for multi-sensory activities help children with visual impairments to develop literacy and numeracy skills, as well as visual, auditory, and tactile awareness.

Pages