Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Mary McCarthy

Mary McCarthy

About Yourself: 

Mary McCarthy is a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and has worked at Perkins School for the Blind with elementary age children for many years. She first taught in a classroom and was responsible for all academic subjects. Currently, she is working as a teacher providing individualized instruction to students who need additional support in the areas of reading braille or large print. She is a certified level one instructor of the  phonetic based Wilson Reading System. Mary worked with two fellow colleagues along with the Wilson reading team and American Printing House for the Blind to adapt the Wilson Reading System into braille.   

Title or Position (e.g. Teacher, Parent, etc.): 

Teacher of Visually Impaired

Zip Code or Country Name: 

01880

Posts by Mary McCarthy

Title Type of Post Created on
Getting Ready for Braille! Resources 11/27/2017
12 More Ideas for Teaching Braille to Students with Decreased Tactile Sensitivity Blog entry 05/28/2017
Implementing the Wilson Reading System with Braille Students Blog entry 03/23/2015
Using Objects to Reinforce Consonant Sounds Strategies 06/06/2012
Using Textures to Adapt Simple Books Strategies 04/23/2012
Reading A-Z.com Resources 04/23/2012
Weather Chart Strategies 04/23/2012
Understanding Tactile Graphics: Tactile Treasures and Real Objects Strategies 04/17/2012
Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket Strategies 04/17/2012
Feely Meely: Game to Match Braille to Objects Strategies 04/11/2012
SENSEsational Alphabet Touch Feel Picture Cards Resources 04/05/2012
Giggly-Wiggly Snickety Snick Resources 04/05/2012
Tack-Tiles Strategies 04/05/2012
What's Gnu? Strategies 04/05/2012