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Photo: Student at table working on his braillewriter

Motivating Older Adolescents Who Are Emerging Readers

This strategy from a speech therapist is designed to help teachers find appropriate literacy instruction for students who have significant multiple disabilities in addition to their visual impairment.
Using and iPad in the dark

Using the iPad and magnetic letters to compose and share stories

Promote literacy with the story kit app and magnetic letters
quilt

Tactile quilts that tell a story

Addition problem using tactile counting aids

Counting in Tactile Journals

Create tactile books or journals to work on counting and other early learning concepts with young children who are blind or visually impaired.
Cover of tactile journal

Tactile Journals

All About Me!

Create an "All About Me" book using objects, textures, tactile symbols, print and braille for children with visual impairments & multiple disabities
lands beyond collage

Lands Beyond

Modified page of The Garden with tactile flowers

Using Textures to Adapt Simple Books

Weather chart in print and braille

Weather Chart

Child writing signature with pencil

Signature Writing for a Braille Reader

Teaching Braille Reading and Writing Video

Video presentation by Lucia Hasty about teaching braille reading and writing to promote braille literacy

Jim Durkel discusses the Wheatley Picture Maker from APH

Using the Wheatley Picture maker to support young children with visual impairments to participate in emergent writing activities.

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