Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Parent Posts

tactile care "mom and dad love you"
Added by Sandy Kenrick
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!
A young girl jumping on a trampoline
Added by Charlotte Mellor
A mother shares ideas for helping young children with visual impairments understand number concepts and counting
mother showing child birthday book
Added by Sandy Kenrick
The mother of a boy who is deafblind shares ideas on inviting family and friends to help to create a tactile book to celebrate his birthday.
young girl combing her hair
Added by Charlotte Mellor
Young children who are blind or visually impaired are often motivated to develop their language skills through music and action.
Book with hearts and says "Mommy Loves You"
Added by Sandy Kenrick
This is a strategy for parents or caregivers who will be separated from a child who is deafblind or who might not understand where the person has gone.
A young boy puts toast into a toaster
Added by Sandy Kenrick
An overview of conversation boxes for children with a combined vision and hearing loss, with a hands-on example of how they can be used to develop communication skills and basic concepts
woman holds baby in pool
Added by Charlotte Mellor
This blog post by the mother of a young girl who is blind shows how preferred activities can be used to teach language and basic concepts as part of emergent literacy.
Personal identifier necklaces
Added by Sandy Kenrick
Personal identifiers help children who are deafblind to recognize people in their lives. This blog post shares ideas on how to create them.
A young boy who is deafblind signs with his mother
Added by Sandy Kenrick
A parent provides step by step instructions on how to make an experience book with a young boy who is deafblind as an early step toward literacy
Two young brothers explore books
Added by Sandy Kenrick
Tips for families to create tactile books and other literacy materials for young children who are blind or visually impaired, deafblind or who have multiple disabilities