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restaurant tables

The Big Island Restaurant and Bakery for Younger Kids with Visual Impairments

This set of activities uses APH materials to extend a story about The Big Island Restaurant and Bakery.
blue tokens stacked on pegboard

Tips on Adapting Classroom Materials for Students with Albinism

Tips on Adapting Classroom Materials for Students with Albinism
bananagrams and appletters

Adapting Word Games for Students with Visual Impairments

This activity adapts the games of Bananagrams and Applegrams for children who are blind or visually impaired.
Worksheets with visual clutter

Limiting Visual Clutter During Math Lesson

This CCSS lesson idea uses addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units with students who are visually impaired.
"Build a Story" cover page with animated pencil on a piece of paper with a red background

Build a Story

This homemade "Build a Book" allows a student with visual impairments to flip through the book to find character, setting, event, and conclusion ideas for a story.
Library shelves

The Library and Timeless Stories: Using APH Materials to Extend a Story

These activities use APH materials to extend a story for students who are blind or visually impaired.
circle time ABC's

Circle Time Book for Students with Low Vision

Circle time book for students with low vision or visual impairments
mainstream chart

Modifying Charts for Students with Visual Impairments

Tips for modifying and adapting charts for students with visual impairments
Tactile town kit

Using APH Materials to Extend a Story: Playing at the Park

This activity provides concrete, hands-on experience to supplement a story for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Mother's Day Collage

Mother's Day Activity

These writing activities are a great way for students who are blind or visually impaired to honor Mother's Day!
question cards reading 'why?' 'identify' and 'minerals'

Question Cards

This activity is designed to help students who are autistic, including those with visual impairments or multiple disabilities, to develop their critical thinking skills.
bubble wrap painting

Bubble Wrap Painting

This activity by an OT is a fun way to work on improving fine motor skills and handwriting.
Index card with image of plants

Teaching Vocabulary to Use in the Community

Pre-teaching vocabulary is a helpful strategy to enable students who are blind or visually impaired with additional disabilities to get more out of community experiences.
creating student-made IEP book

Student-Made IEP Book

Self-determination is an important part of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) and this student-made IEP book is a good way to get started.
Workstation with materials in boxes marked with the object, print and braille

Adapting the Environment for Independence

Find how you can set up your classroom to make it accessible to ALL students!
Student writing on a braille writer

Writing in a Daily Journal

Invite students who are blind or visually impaired to write in daily journals to practice writing skills.
Basket with eye glasses

Caring for Eyeglasses

This practical hands-on activity is designed to teach children who are blind or visually impaired to clean and take care of their eye glasses.
labels in cubbies

Labeling the Environment in an Accessible Format

Labeling items in the environment in an accessible format is important for developing literacy skills, as well as O & M or Orientation and Mobility for kids who are blind or visually impaired.
Image of ready-to-bake pizza

Making Pizza

Making pizza can be a functional and meaningful way to incorporate literacy skills for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or deafblindness.
number cards arranged in order with objects under the numbers 1-3

Beginning Math Literacy

Beginning math activities for children who are blind or visually impaired; strategies for teaching numbers, counting, and making sets

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