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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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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