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Below are posts related to Multiple Disabilities strategies.



liam's quiet book

Quiet Books

Create a Quiet Book for children who are blind, deafblind or who have low vision. Children with multiple disabilities can also enjoy these versatile books!
woman holding basket over table of christmas items

Christmas Ideas for Children with Visual Impairments

These creative holiday activities for Christmas or Hanukkah for children who are blind or visually impaired encourage the development of basic skills and social interaction, while having fun!
liam reading braille on microwave

Using Braille in the Kitchen!

This activity uses braille labels and tactile symbols to create a braille recipe for children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind
Lunch monkey

Adaptation of What's for Lunch?

Adapting books for students who are deafblind or blind or visually impaired with additional disabilities
liam at his desk with his schedule

Daily Desk Schedule for Child Who Is Deafblind

Create a tactile schedule using object symbols, print and braille for learners who are blind, deafblind, visually impaired or with multiple disabilities.
Mrs. Gringling

Keywords from Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

Introduce keywords to beginning braille readers using tactile materials to develop braille literacy skills
yellow tray with green plate, an apple and a blue cup

What's In It for Me?

This activity invites students with multiple disabilities or deaf blindness to make choices
Liam Can Go - book cover

Creating a Braille Book with Whole Word Contractions

This DIY braille book uses single cell contractions for beginning readers
Tactile quilt with imaginary animals

Tactile Quilt with Fish and Birds

Students who are blind or visually impaired work on braille literacy, while also creating tactile quilt squares, in this interdisciplinary activity.
book buddy bag with liam's name on it

Story Bags: Guided Reading in an Inclusive Setting

Tips to create a story bag for a guided reading activity for children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind
tactile matching game collage

Tactile Matching Game

Matching game to promote tactile discrimination with students who are blind or visually impaired, including those who are deafblind or who have multiple disabilities
Cover of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Making a Simple Switch-Accessible Power Point Talking Book

This tutorial offers step-by-step guidelines to make a simple switch-accessible powerpoint talking book.
Part of milk carton with text "I got some MILK"

Experience Book for Supermarket

Learn how to create an tactile experience book about visiting the grocery store with this video demonstration.
Flower made of shapes and attached with velcro to book

Create an Adapted Book: The Shape Surprise

Tips to create an adapted book is designed for preschool-age children who are deafblind or visually impaired with additional disabilities
storage closet

Making Storage Accessible

The ability to access books and materials easily and independently is crucial to the development of early literacy skills for children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind.
The braille words I, cheese, pizza, and like and a period are on small plastic tiles on a black felt board from APH.

"Can We Do Oreo Reading Now?” # 2 – Making Sentences Activity

Activity to provide practice to braille readers in making sentences using motivating materials
smoothie

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.
Picture of book with textured pictures and braille

“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.
logan proxtalker

Tactile Symbol Strategies

Tips on expanding the use of tactile symbols with students with multiple disabilities
Page of Brushing Teeth book

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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