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low vision doctor

Visit to Low Vision Doctor

Creating a book about an upcoming visit to the low vision doctor helps students with visual impairments to prepare.
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Create Your Own Colored Shapes for Light Box Activities

Create your own shapes and other materials for students with visual impairments to use on a lightbox!
ATM

You Can Count On It!

Tips for using APH materials to teach money skills to students who are blind or visually impaired
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)
monocular words on paper with yellow tape

Monocular Tracking Cards

This activity is designed to help students with low vision to use a monocular efficiently.
outside of restaurant

The Big Island Restaurant and Bakery for Older Kids with Visual Impairments

This series of lessons uses materials from APH (American Printing House for the Blind) to extend literacy activities for students who are blind or visually impaired.
'S' words

Adapting a Literacy Lesson of the letter "S" for Braille Readers

Adapting reading lesson of the letter "s" for braille students
restaurant tables

The Big Island Restaurant and Bakery for Younger Kids with Visual Impairments

This set of activities uses APH materials to extend a story about The Big Island Restaurant and Bakery.
blue tokens stacked on pegboard

Tips on Adapting Classroom Materials for Students with Albinism

Tips on Adapting Classroom Materials for Students with Albinism
bananagrams and appletters

Adapting Word Games for Students with Visual Impairments

This activity adapts games like Bananagrams and Appletters for children who are blind or visually impaired.
Worksheets with visual clutter

Limiting Visual Clutter During Math Lesson

This CCSS lesson idea uses addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units with students who are visually impaired.
"Build a Story" cover page with animated pencil on a piece of paper with a red background

Build a Story

This homemade "Build a Book" allows a student with visual impairments to flip through the book to find character, setting, event, and conclusion ideas for a story.
Library shelves

The Library and Timeless Stories: Using APH Materials to Extend a Story

These activities use APH materials to extend a story for students who are blind or visually impaired.
circle time ABC's

Circle Time Book for Students with Low Vision

Circle time book for students with low vision or visual impairments
mainstream chart

Modifying Charts for Students with Visual Impairments

Tips for modifying and adapting charts for students with visual impairments
Tactile town kit

Using APH Materials to Extend a Story: Playing at the Park

This activity provides concrete, hands-on experience to supplement a story for students who are blind or visually impaired.
talking typer

Talking Typer Tracking Forms

Tracking forms to go along with the Talking Typer to document progress with students who are visually impaired.
Mother's Day Collage

Mother's Day Activity

These writing activities are a great way for students who are blind or visually impaired to honor Mother's Day!
question cards reading 'why?' 'identify' and 'minerals'

Question Cards

This activity is designed to help students who are autistic, including those with visual impairments or multiple disabilities, to develop their critical thinking skills.
bubble wrap painting

Bubble Wrap Painting

This activity by an OT is a fun way to work on improving fine motor skills and handwriting.

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