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Linda Hoyt

Alphaboxes Graphic Organizer

Lesson to teach students with visual impairments to use a graphic organizer
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.
punctuation marks

Teaching Punctuation and Writing Conventions to Students with Visual Impairments

This classroom lesson focuses on on-going writing lessons aimed at improving writing conventions as well as other skills for students with visual impairments.
Boy using a cane

O&M and Explanatory Text

Students will utilize proper sentence structure, grammar usage, punctuation, and spelling through this O&M and Explanatory Text.
talking typer

Talking Typer Tracking Forms

Tracking forms to go along with the Talking Typer to document progress with students who are visually impaired.
Sentences with prepositional phrases

Learning Prepositional Phrases through O&M

This activity for students with visual impairments incorporates writing and the use of prepositional phrases
Toothbrush painting example

Electric Toothbrush Painting

A vibrating toothbrush provides sensory input for children with multiple disabilities before performing fine motor tasks, such as drawing or writing.
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.
Girl using brailler to write about the project she made with twigs and paper dolls

Enrichment Activity for Beginning Braille Readers

This fun hands-on activity for young children who are blind or visually impaired includes the creation of a collage of materials from nature, and the writing of a story about it.
Ice cube painting example

Ice Cube Painting

Designed by an Occupational Therapist (OT), this activity uses a unique medium to work in and provides special sensory elements to drawing and writing for children with visual impairments or multiple disabilities.
bubble wrap painting

Bubble Wrap Painting

This activity by an OT is a fun way to work on improving fine motor skills and handwriting.
Cover of Furry the Dog

Write Your Own Braille Book!

Encourage your students to write their own stories and create tactile illustrations to make book.

"If I Attended the March on Washington"

creating student-made IEP book

Student-Made IEP Book

Self-determination is an important part of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) and this student-made IEP book is a good way to get started.
Thanksgiving bulletin board

What Are You Thankful For?

Fun Thanksgiving idea and activity for children who are blind or visually impaired, including students with multiple disabilities
Student writing on a braille writer

Writing in a Daily Journal

Invite students who are blind or visually impaired to write in daily journals to practice writing skills.

“I Remember Memorial Day”

Activities to honor Memorial Day with students with visual impairments
Bathroom theme box

DIY Theme Boxes

Theme boxes can be used to help children who are blind or visually impaired with multiple disabilities to develop basic concepts, expand language, and understand experiences.
Banana in a baggie with print and braille label

Tangible Valentine Cards

Activity ideas for making tangible valentines with children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with deafblindness or multiple disabilities.