Tips and Strategies
Create a literacy rich environment
Literacy happens throughout the day in both formal and informal ways. Create a literacy rich environment where children can observe print, braille and other formats in use, participate in routines and functional tasks, and communicate with others to develop literacy skills at home, at school, and in the community.
Learn to read before reading to learn
Many aspects of reading and writing are the same for all children, regardless of vision, age, or ability level. All children must learn to read before they can read to learn. Key literacy foundations apply, such as comprehension, fluency, phonics, and vocabulary. Here are some selected reading resources that are relevant to this population.
Tools for general education teachers
Explore basic introductory information about having a student with visual impairments in your classroom. Browse our on-demand training offering 11 short videos on topics such as teaming, adapting materials, braille essentials, assistive technology and more. Take quizzes to test your knowledge and find new resources to help support your students!