Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

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Red cup and yellow washcloth

Using Tangible Symbols at Home

By Liamsmom
Guidelines to use object symbols at home with children who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired with additional disabilities (VIMD)
cards with questions on one side and paperclips on the back

Challenge Card Game: Practice Braille Reading Skills While Having Fun!

By Raquel Espina
In this interactive game, students take turns reading braille cards and responding to the challenge written on the card.
a teddy bear holding a note to nurse in braille

Nurses Appreciation Day

By Liz Eagan
Teaching students to show their appreciation is a great way to practice braille literacy skills, while also reinforcing areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum.
Liam feeling the word "love" in braille on the new bench

Woodwork and Braille

By Liamsmom
Incorporate braille into your home, both indoors and out!
Worksheet with braille contractions and print words

Knowledge Checks of Contractions for Dual Media Learners

By Samantha Zauner
Worksheets for dual media learners to practice whole word braille contractions
CVI pegboard book

Getting Ready for School: CVI-Friendly Pegboard Book

By Diane Sheline
Learn how to make a pegboard book for children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) following the model of Active Learning
Cover of Three Bright Red Pom Poms Lined Up in a Row

Three Bright Red Pom Poms Lined Up in a Row

By Diane Sheline
Learn to create your own book for children with CVI (cortical visual impairment) in Phase 1
Page of book with red mylar gift bag on right

Where is the Red Gift Bag?

By Diane Sheline
DIY book for children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) using a red mylar gift bag
Materials for modified version of Clifford's Family

Clifford's Family: Modified Version

By Diane Sheline
Step-by-step instructions to modify Clifford's Family for Children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
Image of slinky on page of "My Favorite Things" book

My Favorite Things

By Diane Sheline
Tips to create a CVI-friendly book about a child's favorite things
Page with 3 silver pie tins and one red puff

Three Silver Pie Tins and One Red Puff

By Diane Sheline
Learn to make your own book for children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) using pie tins and red pompoms
Page of Five Little Lights

Five Little Lights

By Diane Sheline
Guidelines to create a book about lights for children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
Cover of One Yellow Slinky Bouncing Up and Down

One Yellow Slinky Bouncing Up and Down

By Diane Sheline
Create a book for children with CVI focusing on movement
story box, tactile symbols, and picture symbols

"Growing a Rainbow": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By lelusher
Preschool children who are blind or visually impaired can learn basic concepts hands-on activities, and the book can be made accessible through a story box, tactile symbols, picture symbols, and a talking book.
fake flowers glued to look like they are in a vase cut out of a blue gift bag with glitter on it

Mother's Day Crafts

By Liz Eagan
cover of look n cook microwave cookbook

Visual Recipes for Non-Readers

By Liz Eagan
These visual recipes have pictures that a non-reader can use to follow in a cooking lesson.
a drum set

Cymbal Braille File Folder Game

By Samantha Zauner
Dual media learners can practice the whole word braille contractions the, and, with, of, child, still, and to, with this file folder game.
Cover of Where Once There Was a Wood

"Where There Once Was a Wood": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By cmilburn
Tips to make picture books accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
materials to make Flush more accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired

"Flush": Accessible Ideas for Students with Multiple Disabilities

By lauraparker
Ideas to incorporate literacy and science ideas through the use of the book "Flush" and object symbols, a story box, picture symbols, and a talking book
picture symbols from the story

"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Joyanna0510
Ideas to make "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" accessible to children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities

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