Special needs, visually impaired
Children with CVI often prefer clear, crisp images with little background clutter. They respond well to high contrast, bright colors (especially yellow or red), movement and LIGHTS! These three educational tools do all this and more!
The "Big 3 Tool Kit" for Children with CVI
3D Printing Gives Blind Parents a Chance to Feel Baby Before It’s Born.
Activities to do while being patched
A great list of activities and materials to introduce braille.
MDW Educational Services, LLC provides consultation services to educators around the globe with techniques, methodologies and tools to teach science curriculum to students who are blind or have low vision. Science Adaptation kits have been developed as a cost effective way for teachers to adapt the classroom. *pinned by WonderBaby.org
Science for the Blind
This is a tactile version of Tic Tac Toe, complete with a raised grid, plush Xs and Os and braille. The entire game can be stored in the pouch that also serves as the game board.
Tactile Vision is a great place to find high-resolution tactile graphic books, coloring books or cards. And they are reasonably priced too!
Free lesson plans, sensory activities and more from www.sensorysun.com/ - educational technologies for children with visual impairments.
Planning the Day with Object Calendars: Using an object calendar or calendar box can help blind children transition from one activity to the next and organize their day. We'll show you how to make your own calendar using tactile symbols and how to use it effectively.
Tactile Books For Kids
Su e giu per la Pianura Padana: Creare libri 18: libro tattile
Great for strengthening fingers and hands, for Braille!
Toy ideas for blind children.
Toys for Blind Children
LeAndra Lee writes about her daughter's Circadian Rhythm Disorder (CRD), also called Non-24 Disorder. CRD is relatively common in kids who are blind and kept Abby from sleeping for years. LeAndra researched solutions and shares them with you!
Create a Sensory Activity Center: Children who are blind, physically limited or highly distractible may benefit from specialized activity centers. You can concentrate a variety of stimulating items in a small space with clear boundaries. Using general hardware materials (like cardboard or peg-board) and other household items (like toys or kitchen utensils) you can create a sensory space for any child. Find ideas for big spaces and little spaces!
Creating Sensory Activity Centers for Blind Children
iPad Apps for Magnification and Vision Support
Luminous Wands: Check out this tutorial on how to make your own glowing wand. Looks pretty easy and you can make it as simple or complicated as you want. *pinned by wonderbaby.org
START HERE: advice to parents and teachers on how to ensure the best possible listening skills for students who are blind or visually impaired