Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired


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My name is Gwyn, I am a qualified teacher of visual impairments with 20 years experience. I run an educational consultancy and training service for professionals working with children with visual impairments called Positive Eye, based here in the UK. Positive Eye delivers courses both here and in Europe. In addition Positive Eye has its own product range, which I have written and developed and publish in house to meet the bespoke requirements of the audience I work with. It has become a popular range amongst professionals in the UK.


Posts by gwyn52

Title Type of Post Created on
Sensory Areas: Weather Strategies 09/04/2014
Sensory Areas: Toys Strategies 08/23/2014
Sensory Areas: Growth and Change Strategies 07/28/2014
Sensory Areas: Homes Strategies 07/21/2014
Theme-Based Sensory Activities: Train Rides Resources 07/15/2014
Sensory Areas: Families Resources 07/07/2014
Sensory Areas Journeys: By Boat Resources 06/29/2014
Sensory Areas: Holiday on the Farm Resources 06/23/2014
Creating Large Print and Tactile Graphs Blog entry 06/16/2014
Sensory Areas: Fire Service Resources 06/09/2014
Sensory Ideas: People as Helpers: The Cleaner Resources 06/02/2014
Braille for Latecomers: Top Access Tips for Dual Media Learners Resources 05/28/2014
Initial Letter Sounds, Braille Contractions, and Numbers Drawers Strategies 05/18/2014
Caterpillar Activity Strategies 05/12/2014
Lazy Sue Braille Development Activity Strategies 05/05/2014
Lucky Dip Braille Activity Resources 04/25/2014
A fun idea to teach speech marks Resources 04/23/2014
Sensory Curriculum Ideas - Journey to the Shop Resources 04/20/2014
Modelling the Adaptation of Mainstream Literacy Lessons Resources 04/11/2014
Matching Bucket Activity Resources 04/11/2014
Handwriting Tips for Students with Visual Impairments Blog entry 04/07/2014
Post Office Activity: Support Literacy, Numeracy, and Social Skills Resources 03/31/2014
Sensory Curriculum Ideas to Support a Holistic Approach to Literacy and Numeracy Resources 03/23/2014
Facial Expression Game with a Lazy Sue Resources 03/14/2014
A fun social skills game - Guess the Message! Resources 03/06/2014
Case study - Holistic Approach to Braille Reading Readiness Resources 03/02/2014
Make an abacus - supporting understanding of placement value Resources 02/24/2014
Developing Early Literacy, Numeracy and Visual Skills Resources 02/16/2014
Practical Ideas to Support Concept Development Resources 02/11/2014
Braille Guidelines for the Classroom Practitioner Resources 02/03/2014
Bethany stays for 1 sleepover with 1 Nana - Developing the concept of 'oneness' Resources 01/26/2014
Cross curricular theme to literacy and numeracy - The Supermarket Resources 01/22/2014
Top Access Tips to Pictures and Illustrations Blog entry 01/13/2014
Positive Eye Resources 01/09/2014
Hello Kitty's Tea Party! Strategies 01/06/2014
Fireman Sam Story Bucket Resources 12/18/2013
Top Access Tips for Print Media Blog entry 12/14/2013
Tip Sheet: Access to Literacy Blog entry 11/12/2013
Literacy and Numeracy Ideas with Buckets! Strategies 11/05/2013
Braille Code Collection Boxes Resources 10/29/2013
Tom Makes One Pizza Strategies 10/21/2013
Tactile Pattern Game Resources 10/15/2013
Supporting early maths and literacy with Robert the Robot Resources 10/07/2013
The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly Resources 09/27/2013
A fun interactive resource: The old woman who lived in a shoe Resources 09/22/2013
Easy-Easier Posting Box Resources 09/16/2013
Fun games with a 'Lazy Sue' supporting literacy in an inclusive way Resources 09/10/2013