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Literacy and Braille
Given three reading samples, blind and visually impaired students will be able to successfully determine the theme of each story.
In this video, Megan presents the book, The Tiny Seed, that she created for her student who has CVI.
In this video Ira demonstrates a tactile book she has created for her students on the topic of brushing teeth.
Learn how to adapt books for students with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) and other disabilities.
This video demonstrates how the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" book design is meant to develop skills related to visual attention and visual tracking.
This self-paced tutorial discusses how to modify the environment and materials for more effective access to literacy and communication for students.
This video demonstrates the use of an adapted book. It is an experience-style book that is based on a Christmas Party at school.
This course will offer practical AAC strategies for educators who work with early communicators with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
This tutorial looks at positioning and other best practices to increase access to technology for multiple disabilities students during classroom activities.
Bookshare in Depth is made up of 5 sessions, each containing video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
Webinar presentation on dual media assessment and strategies for students who use both print and braille.
Deirdre Leech talks about the challenges that parents and teachers of students with multiple disabilities and deafblindness face with regard to literacy.
A webinar presentation on literacy adaptations, accommodations, and strategies used in classrooms for children who are deafblind.
This webinar explores the work of the Maryland Braille Task Force and the development of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille.
This tutorial explores the work of the Maryland Braille Task Force and the development of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille.
This tutorial discusses a variety of techniques and strategies that parents and teachers can use to increase literacy skills in students with CVI.
This tutorial introduces Paths to Literacy, a new online resource about literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired.
This training module demonstrates teaching strategies to improve literacy and writing skills of students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
This presentation focuses on the various literacy adaptations, accommodations, and strategies used in classrooms for children who are deafblind.
This tutorial provides an overview of the SMART Brailler's features and benefits, and how the SMART Brailler can promote braille literacy.
Teaching children who are dual media learners presents challenges, but offers incredible rewards as they develop the literacy tools needed for success.
This tutorial examines elements that make Common Core different from previous state standards and the challenges they present for visually impaired students.
There are two webcasts in this training module that demonstrate teaching strategies and adaptive devices used to provide students with visual impairment.
This tutorial explores the role of the teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI) in reading and writing instruction.
This training module demonstrates teaching strategies and adaptive devices used to provide students with with visual impairments access to printed content.
This webinar introduces Paths to Literacy, an online resource for information about literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired.
This webinar teaches viewers about the iOS' accessibility features for users who are blind or visually impaired.
This webinar presents an overview of SMART Brailler's features and benefits.
This webinar discusses a variety of techniques and strategies that parents and teachers can use to increase literacy skills in students with a diagnosis of CVI.
This presentation explores the role of the teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI) in reading and writing instruction.
Th webinar looks at positioning and other best practices to increase access to technology for students with multiple disabilities during classroom activities.
This activity will teach blind and visually impaired students about historical figures by using biography boxes.
This webinar presents an introduction to the Braille Mini.
This cooking project can be used as a simple activity or expanded to include multiple skills and goals.
Use meaningful language and tangible symbols to create an accessible schedule calendar.
Kids will enjoy giving and receiving these tangible Valentines, perfect for building holiday concepts.
This lesson examines oppression through physical activity and the annotation of poem. It focuses on making the lesson accessible to VI student.
This lesson is a review of the three branches of government in preparation for a test on Checks and Balances.
This ELA lesson poses challenges for students with visual impairments because of the independent walking around the classroom viewing things hanging on the wall.
Explore the natural world with an active hands-on sensory hunt for various plants.
A lesson about the Underground Railroad that focuses on making it accessible for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Kids will have fun developing their pincer grasp with this alphabet card hanging activity!
No classroom is complete without an adapted version of Go Fish!
Practice pre-braille skills including tactile discrimination, sorting, and object identification in this simple game!
Establish an understanding of time as applied to clocks, daily schedules and duration of activities.
Use an adapted daily calendar to reinforce the concept of time through the school year.
Use the beat of a drum as an adapted "Red Light, Green Light" game for listening skills!
Practice object identification through tactile and visual cues adapted for the individual student.
Make simple flashcards to introduce students to the alphabet!
Use real objects along with print and braille to introduce letter sounds and blends!