Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

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bunny cards, game board, and carrots

Math Game: Rounding (Nemeth and Place Value)

By dhudnall
The object of this spring-themed board game is to practice rounding numbers in a fun and motivating way.
Bath Time story with objects

Bath Time Discussion Box and Book

By Renee Ellis
Discussion boxes are an early literacy activity for young children with visual impairments, deafblindness or multiple disabilities, where they collect real objects from a routine activity such as bath
Glowing plastic Easter eggs

Easter Egg Hunts for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Liz Eagan
Ideas to create an Easter egg hunt for children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
Child playing Sudoku

Braille Sudoku

By Stacey Chambers
Sudoku is a great way to work on problem solving, tactile discrimination, and self-determination skills. Braille Sudoku makes the game accessible to players who are blind or visually impaired.
Velcro around perimeter of paper with two square wooden blocks on the left side.

Positional Concept Game

By Liz Eagan
This game is designed to reinforce positional concepts on the page, including left/right, top/bottom, and center.
Wood blocks spelling the word "rag"

Phonetic Reading Blocks with Braille Labels

By Liz Eagan
These Montessori Phonetic Reading Blocks can easily be adapted by adding braille labels for students who are blind or visually impaired to practice making CVC (Consonant-Vowel-Consonant) words.
Braille design of a duck

Braille Design of a Duck

By Edith West
Braille Drawings are a great way to practice braille skills and a fun opportunity to strengthen braille literacy!
Icy branch

Reflecting and Learning from a Weather Emergency

By Stacey Chambers
Following an unprecedented winter storm in Texas, a TVI follows up with discussion about this with her students.
page with hearts and braille in PIAF machine

Tactile Valentine's Stickers

By jesmcdowellTVIOandM
Make tactile and visual Valentine's stickers for a class!
Cover of Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Book

By Diana Fitzpatrick
Adaptation of "Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons" Book for students with CVI.
Colorful balls in muffin tin

Homemade Shape Sorter

By gwyn52
This homemade shape sorter gives young children or children with multiple disabilities practice with basic concepts, such as size discrimination, while also developing fine motor skills.
Story box objects for the Snow book

Snow Much Fun Braille Lesson – Featuring the “ow” Contraction!

By MLimburg
This series of lessons uses the theme of snow to work on the "ow" braille contraction, while developing fine motor skills and basic concepts.
Braille snowman

Snowman Braille Design

By MLimburg
This tactile graphic of a snowman can be created following our step-by-step directions or by downloading and embossing the .brf file.
Cover of bath book

Bath Book with Objects

By Holly Cooper
This book is designed for young children to use with their bathtime routine. It's waterproof and is made to get wet!
Homemade abacus and Cranmer abacus

Simplified Homemade Abacus for Beginning Users

By Anna Ackley
A TVI created this simplified abacus to help her student understand the basic concept, as well as to practice the fine motor skills involved.
Hand on paper with braille with purple ruler at top of paper

Braille Letter Search Sheets

By Liz Eagan
These braille letter search sheets can be downloaded and embossed to give students practice identifying braille letters. This can be especially helpful with braille reversals and reinforcing skills.
Braille design of Max the Reindeer

Max the Reindeer Braille Design

By Edith West
Max the Reindeer is our latest braille drawing to promote braille literacy with students who are blind or visually impaired.
Cracking a raw egg

Cracking a Raw Egg

By Dwila Nixon
3-minute video created to teach individuals with visual impairments to crack a raw egg using step-by-step instructions
A woman wiping a table

Using a Systematic Pattern to Wipe a Table

By Dwila Nixon
Tips to teach individuals who are blind or visually impaired to use a systematic pattern to wipe a table
Cover of Birthday Party experience book

Birthday Party Experience Book

By Kathi Garza
Experience books are a great way to introduce young children who are blind or visually impaired, or those with multiple disabilities or deafblindness, to literacy and books, as in this Birthday Party.

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