Special Needs Disabled Blind - Sites to help
My daughter Kristie is blind and developmentally disabled. She teaches me every day what really matters. My book titled "Uneven Ground" is soon to be published & features lessons I've learned raising her. She's my inspiration!
Erica used a metal oil drop pan to create this braille magnet board. Add some adhesive Velcro patches and magnets and you've got a fun (and educational) play space!
Make Your Own Braille Magnet Board
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PictureWriterPlus ($4.99) Lets a a child write with pictures. The word pronunciation can be turned on or off. The text can be saved, loaded or emailed. Besides having categories to organize words, PicturewriterPlus also allows you to display picture words by their first letter, or their first two letters. Has over 1000 picture words, or 3000 total with the variations in 34 categories. You can set a level to restrict the number of words. Includes Airprint support.
Voice Dream Reader - Text to Speech ($9.99) Listen to documents, eBooks, Web pages, Pocket and Instapaper reading lists with the best voices, plus smooth synchronized highlighting and autoscrolling. This app helps students and adults with reading difficulties, and busy professionals catch-up on reading while commuting or exercising. With 55 amazing voices in 20 languages available, it is also great for learning another language.
Loving a Child with Mental Illness - She says "Almost immediately after he was born, we realized my son was a very challenging baby. (more on blog) The damage done to a family (especially his sister) while raising and loving a child with such complicated and chronic issues is unfortunate. Living in such a high stress, chaotic atmosphere affects everyone. We do not survive day by day, but minute by minute.
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Make Your Own Sensory Play Area! What if you could design your own play area that would stimulate your blind baby's senses and make them feel safe and willing to explore at the same time?
People with visual impairment often have significantly more sleep problems when compared to the general population. Veronika Bernstein, Ph.D offers helpful strategies to address the challenges of developing good sleep habits in children with visual impairments. *pinned by Perkins.org
BEEPING EASTER EGGS for Children with Visual Impairment -- Does anyone know where to get parts for these to make something like these at home??? PediaStaff received an inquiry. I have seen that "bomb squads" often host easter egg hunts for blind children. I would think though you should be able to find the parts online to DIY. - Heidi
Harness invented by mother helps disabled children walk for first time. Harness of hope: Invention from mother of wheelchair-bound son helps him and other physically impaired children walk for the first time. Debby Elnatan invented the Upsee to help her son who has cerebral palsy. Harness attaches to an adult and allows child to stand upright and walk. Now on sale globally via Northern Ireland-based manufacturer Leckey.
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A post in honor of National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day 2014. Because the more people understand what cerebral palsy is, the better for our kids.
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