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Kristie Smith and Kerry Isham holding APH Game kits.

Create Educational Games with APH Game Kit

Create your own educational games for students who are blind or partially sighted!

I-M-ABLE: Individualized Meaning-Centered Approach to Braille Literacy Education

I-M-ABLE approach to teaching braille to students who have difficulty learning
Wilson Reading System

Wilson Reading System Brochure

The Wilson Reading System has been adapted into braille and large print for struggling readers.
old woman who swallowed a fly

Modelling the adaptation of mainstream Literacy Lessons

matching bucket

Matching Bucket Activity

Simple ideas to give young children who are blind or visually impaired practice matching and developing basic concepts
Lazy Sue activity

Fun games with a 'Lazy Sue' supporting literacy in an inclusive way.

Improving Listening and Learning in Your Classroom

Tips to promote listening in the classroom.
A student stands on a giant piece of paper with a long division problem

Demystifying Math Struggles & Identifying Strategies to Help

Photo of Laura Calder

Webinar: Introducing the Perkins SMART Brailler

Logo for Read Naturally

Read Naturally

Alphabet card with print, braille, sign and textures -- Letter C for Cat

SENSEsational Alphabet Touch Feel Picture Cards

These alphabet cards have braille, sign language, print, and textures.
Book cover of Giggly Wiggly

Giggly-Wiggly Snickety Snick

Logo from Reading Rocks!

Reading Rocks! Talking With Your Struggling Reader

Suggestions for parents and teachers of students who are struggling readers
Logo from LD Online with two boys sitting together.

LD Online

Resources on teaching students with learning disabilities
A teacher reads together with a young boy.

Helping Struggling Readers

Graphic of bell curve supporting research data

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes® (LBLP) Research Project at the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind (ISDB)

This article reports on research to adapt the LBLP sensory-cognitive programs for students who are hearing and/or visually impaired.
A boy uses a Braille Note at his desk.

Reading for Everyone: Expanding Literacy Options

Discussion of the use of uncontracted alphabetic braille as a means to increase literacy options for students who are blind or visually impaired
Cover sheet of ELL LD report

National Symposium on Learning Disabilities in English Language Learners

Discussion of how best to apply knowledge about native English-speaking students to identifying and assessing learning disabilities in ELL students.
Two sets of hands reading braille books side by side

Adapting Wilson Reading System Materials to Meet the Needs of Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Discussion of ideas for the modification of the Wilson Reading System for students who are blind or visually impaired.