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Teaching Place Value to Blind Students Using a Tactile Graphical Organizer

Here is a super method for teaching place value to kids who are blind. Math activities for blind students are some of my favorite lessons to plan! I used a

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The Best Pixar Movie Classics with Audio Description for Blind Kids

Did you know you can watch movies with audio description for blind kids? I love movies. And now, Madilyn loves movies, too. I especially love a great film, but it seems like these days,

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Teach ABC Order to Kids Who Are Blind

Developing the Activity for Madilyn (10/blind/fine motor challenges) This lesson plan was designed to show an example for how to teach ABC Order to children who are blind. My daughter, Madilyn, learned to sing

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Easy-Touch Sound Books for Kids with Visual Impairments

I highly recommend sound books for pre-braille and beginning braille readers. Sound books can also be extremely motivating for kids who are not very interested in books otherwise, as well as struggling braille readers. They add another element to reading, lending themselves as a terrific multi-sensory tool for kids with visual impairments. The

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New Echolocation Toy Makes Waves for Diversity in Toy Industry

The new echolocation toy featuring Bailey from Pixar's Finding Dory – with audio description on iTunes – (affiliate link) proves inclusion and diversity in toys are possible, and very necessary. I ran into Toys R' Us to grab some bubbles and a swim vest for Lucas now that it's finally summer weather in Boston.