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Smoothies! A Classroom Lesson and Community Based-Experience

This hands-on series of lessons addresses literacy, math, O & M, and other parts of the ECC (Expanded Core Curriculum) for students who are blind or visually impaired.
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“Can We Do Oreo Reading Now?” #1 Key Word Books

Create books for braille readers using key words of interest to them to provide motivation.
Liam's word book

Braille Word Dictionary

Create a personalized braille word dictionary for your students who are blind or visually impaired!
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Tactile Symbol Strategies

Tips on expanding the use of tactile symbols with students with multiple disabilities
Frog Book

Non-Fiction Life Cycle Books

Create tactile books for beginning science concepts for children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind.
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Brushing Teeth: Tactile Book

This tactile book uses real objects, words and pictures to sequence the steps in a toothbrushing routine for learners who are deafblind.
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Mobile for Students with CVI

This mobile is designed for students with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) to increase visual attention and exploration.
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Sensory Bags

Sensory bags can be used to increase tactile exploration, hand strength and finger coordination, as well as cognitive concepts with children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities.
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Adapting Classroom Materials for a Student with CVI

Strategies for adapting materials for a student with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
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Understanding Photos and Using Them to Communicate

Teaching students with visual impairments and additional disabilities to use photos to communicate
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Counting Down the Days

This activity is designed to help children who are deafblind, blind or visually impaired to count down the days until an event occurs using a tactile chart with braille.
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Memory Caps Game

Reinforce concepts such as shapes, turn taking, counting and more with this memory caps game for students who are blind or visually impaired.
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Creating a Calendar with Students with Multiple Disabilities

Ideas for creating a calendar or holiday greeting cards with students with multiple disabilities and visual impairments
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Integrating Emergent Literacy into Adaptive PE

This activity integrates adapted physical education, speech therapy and emergent literacy for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.
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Adapting Polar Bear, Polar Bear for Students with CVI & Other Visual Impairments

Strategies to adapt books for children who are blind or visually impaired, deafblind or with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)
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Adapting Itsy-Bitsy Spider Book for Students with CVI

Tips on adapting books for children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
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Christmas Tree Project

This Christmas tree activity uses tactile items to teach positional concepts to students who are blind or visually impaired
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Christmas Sequence Activity for Students with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities

Experience book to help students with visual impairments and additional disabilities, including deafblindness, to develop early literacy skills.
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Texture Book

Creating a texture book for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities


This activity is to help young children develop tactile discrimination skills, matching, and fine motor coordination. Designed for pre-braille or preschool learners who are blind or visually impaired.