Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

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plush toys that are part of the story box

"Pooh's Secret Garden": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Michael.Riley
Ideas to make books accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities using a talking book, story box, tactile symbols and picture communication cards
items from the story box including plush toys and the book

"Guess What?": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By whitley.martin
Ideas to make "Guess What" accessible to children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
picture symbols, tactile symbols, and tactile objects

"Bear Feels Sick": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Natalie Hatfield
Ideas to make "Bear Feels Sick" accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
Liam reading the braille tape on the cover of Goodnight Moon

Note-Taking Strategy to Log School Reading Assignments

By Liamsmom
Tips to create an accessible reading log for braille students
PowerPoint slide for a sound walk in the talkingbook

"Dragon Was Terrible": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Sandy Sumpter
Tips to make "Dragon Was Terrible" accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities using talking book, storybox, tactile symbols and picture symbols
story box contents

"The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Charlotte Roach
Ideas to make "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities
Story box items and picture symbols for the red hen

"The Little Red Hen": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Jasamyn Nichols
Ideas to make "The Little Red Hen" accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.
items and activities to make Giraffes Can't Dance more accessible

"Giraffes Can't Dance": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Megan Cantrell
Ideas to make books accessible to students with multiple disabilities and visual impairments using story boxes, tactile symbols, picture cards, and a talking book
Pete the Cat plush toy and book

"Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Jstarks
Ideas to make "Pete the Cat" accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities, using a story box, tactile symbols, picture cards, and a talking book
The Big Red Ball and the Little White Kitten

A Storybox for Teaching Colors

By Jbrown
This story box offers practice identify colors, as well as basic concepts, such as big and little.
a cartoon frog smiling

La Rana Mariana (Mariana the Frog)

By LAURA DE LA VARA CARRETERO
Ideas from Spain to adapt stories with multi-sensory elements for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
Story box items with Edward

"The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Heather Collins
Tips to make a picture book accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired, with additional disabilities, using storyboxes, tactile and picture symbols, and talking books
materials to make the book accessible including communication boards, the story box, and tactile objects

"Goodnight Moon": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By nabrams3721
Tips and activity ideas to make Goodnight Moon accessible to children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
a seder plate with traditional foods for Passover

Passover Sensory Story Bucket

By gwyn52
This Passover story bucket provides a sensory experience and early literacy experience for children who are blind or visually impaired.
baskets in a mudroom filled with winter clothing

Making Our Mudroom Accessible

By Kimberly Schildbach
The mother of children who are blind tells how she used braille labels to make the family mudroom accessible to the whole family.
Three women with story buckets

Creative Story Buckets

By gwyn52
Story buckets offer early literacy experiences for children with visual impairments, using real objects to support learning opportunities.
tools that are used during a low vision clinic appointment

Experience Story: Going to Low Vision Clinic

By Marjorie
Experience book for students with visual impairments about visiting the low vision clinic.
A child's hands explore a bowl.

Using Exploratory Procedures to Build Tactile Skills

By katyringo
10 tips to increase tactile exploration with young children with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities.
Sample pages from book showing seahorse and octopus

Sea Life-Themed Tactile Book: What Do You See in the Sea?

By Juarezs
This tactile book is an ocean-themed book about sea animals, which has been adapted for a braille student in Kindergarten.
a train with a four cars

Train File Folder Game: Whole Word Contractions

By Samantha Zauner
File folder game to teach dual media students whole word braille contractions

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