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Teaching Math to Visually Impaired Students -- TSBVI microsite

Microsite with information and resources about all aspects of teaching math, including instructional strategies, educational tools, and technology.
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Sample Goals and Objectives for Learners who are Blind/Visually Impaired: Math

Suggested content and a format for meaningful IEP math goals and objectives for preschool through grade 12 students who are blind or visually impaired
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Braille Mathematics Standards

Braille Mathematics Standards were developed by the state of California and cover preschool through 12th grade.
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Mathematical Activities for Parents and Their 2 to 5 Year Old Children

Suggestions for parents and family members to reinforce math skills in the daily routine
Two boys read braille textbooks with mathematical manipulatives on table.

Teaching Maths to Pupils with Vision Impairment

This guide explores concepts and techniques for teaching Maths to pupils who are visually impaired.
Two boys read braille textbooks with mathematical manipulatives on table.

Guidance to Support Pupils with Visual Impairments

Brief introduction to visual impairment for general education teachers, and the effect it may have on one’s ability to learn mathematics
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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.
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LMA from Family Connect

Introduction to the Learning Media Assessment for parents and families
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Reading Assessment Database

Searchable database that describes early reading assessments in detail
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DIBELS materials are intended to be used to identify students who need additional instructional support.
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Balanced Reading was set up as a resource to provide good research-based information about reading instruction to educators. Their mission is to bring research into practice.
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The Abecedarian Reading Assessment

Reading assessment tool designed to provide diagnostic information about early reading skills
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Read, Write, Think

Website providing free materials for reading and language arts instruction
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National Council of Teachers of English

Shared mission to improve the teaching and learning of English and language arts at all levels
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The Literacy Web at the University of Connecticut

Literacy resources for the classroom, including news, research, and ideas for integrating literacy strategies
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Reading Tips for Parents

Great tips for parents and families to help young children develop early literacy skills!
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Reading Rockets: For Parents

Reading tips for parents
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Put Reading First: Helping Your Child Learn to Read

Tips for parents of young children with ideas of early literacy activities that can be done at home.
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Learning to Read is a Family Affair

Tips for families when reading aloud with their children
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Dad's Playbook: Coaching Kids to Read

Ideas for fathers to encourage their children to read.