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Association of the Type of Toy Used During Play With the Quantity and Quality of Parent-Infant Communication

Research study examines which types of everyday activities promote best language environment for children: books, traditional toys, or electronic toys
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Visual Impairment in Preschool Children in the United States

This research study found that the number of preschool children with VI is projected to increase disproportionally, especially among minority populations.
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Improving Braille Reading Fluency: The Bridge to Comprehension

Evidence-based research on braille fluency and braille literacy
A young girl with glasses looks at an iPad

iPad Research Promising for Children with Cortical Visual Impairment

Books from APH with tactile illustrations

Guide to Designing Tactile Illustrations for Children's Books

Guidelines for designing tactile illustrations for children with visual impairments
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Research Synthesis of Tactile and Object Exploration

This synthesis of research studies examining tactile and object exploration in young children who are blind or visually impaired offers guidelines for practice.
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Tactile Picture Books Project

Researchers use 3-D printing to create tactile books for children who are blind
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Young Children and Tactile Images

Research study comparing the recognition of different types of tactile images among young children who are blind.
Cover of The Educator Braille Literacy issue

A Study of Braille Writing Skills Acquisition

Research study comparing the use of a braille writer and slate and stylus in acquisition of braille writing skills
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A Case Study of Tack Tiles Literacy Instruction for a Student with Multiple Disabilities Including Congenital Blindness

Research study on the use of tack-tiles to teach braille to a student who is blind with additional disabilities
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iStimulation: Research on iPad Apps for Children with Visual Impairments

Parents' Perspectives on Braille Literacy: Results from the ABC Braille Study

A young boy watches attentively as adult signs to him.

Dialogic Reading: What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report

Elementary school age boy reads a braille book

Teaching and Assessing the Appropriateness of Uncontracted Braille: Research Report

Young child touches tactile book with adult guidance.

Reading Aloud to Children: The Evidence

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Technology and Early Braille Literacy: Using the Mountbatten Pro Brailler in Primary-grade Classrooms

A young child looks at a book with the letter D and a picture of a duck.

Research-to-Practice: Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL)

Two boys read braille books together.

Social Experiences of Beginning Braille Readers in Literacy Activities: Qualitative and Quantitative Findings of the ABC Braille Study

A young girl looks at a book with her parents.

Literacy in Early Intervention for Children with Visual Impairments: Insights from Individual Cases

A boy uses a Braille Note at his desk.

Implications of the National Early Literacy Panel for Early Braille Literacy

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