A girl writes the word “Tuesday” with a purple crayon on lined paper.

Tips and Guidelines

What’s the problem? 

It can be hard to know if educational struggles are due to a visual impairment or another underlying cause, such as a specific learning disability.  This series shares guidelines and information for the team to help evaluate student learning challenges and design an appropriate program to help students succeed. 

Tips and Activities

An Instructional Program for Struggling Readers

In a series of posts, teachers from Perkins School for the Blind describe their success in using the Wilson Reading System with struggling readers.  This system, which is available in braille and large print from APH, is a reading instruction program based on Orton-Gillingham philosophy and principles.  Do you know how to implement this approach?

A student using Wilson Reading braille materials
A girl with glasses reads text on a laptop computer.

Tips and techniques

Why can’t my child read?

The mother of a child who is deafblind due to Usher Syndrome shares her experience working with her daughter during at-home learning, and making the discovery that she is dyslexic.  Once they became aware that her struggle is the result of a learning disability and not her vision or hearing loss, they were able to implement appropriate interventions.


I-M-ABLE, or the Individualized Meaning-Centered Approach to Braille Literacy, is a student-centered method for teaching braille and making it motivating for children who have difficulties learning braille.