Education

Find resources for parents interested in supporting their child's educational needs, from reading and literacy to math and science.

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Kester Braille

Braille and Literacy

Kester Braille Curriculum Program

The purpose of the Kester Braille Reading Program is to fill the need for non-visual materials to teach specific skills to beginning readers in the same sequence these skills are...

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IEPs

Pop-Up IEP for Parents/Advocates

Check out this website to read some "conversation stoppers" that parents may hear at an IEP meeting and ideas for possible responses.

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Education, Special Needs

Texas Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (TAER)

The purpose of the Texas Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (TAER) is to render all possible assistance to the promotion, development, and improvement of...

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Braille and Literacy

Should Blind Kids Learn Braille?

The New York Times takes a look at the decline of braille education in favor of electronic media, including the frank (and conflicting) opinions of those close to the issue....

boy using a slate and stylus

Braille and Literacy

Slate Pals: Braille pen-pal program

Slate Pals is a pen pal program for blind Braille reading students who want to write Braille letters to other students.

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Braille and Literacy

National Braille Association

National Braille Association (NBA) is the only national organization solely dedicated to the professional development of individuals who prepare and produce braille materials.

Milagro reading her books

Braille and Literacy

Braille for My Baby: Six Things You Can Do at Home for Your Young Blind Child

Graciela writes about how she introduced her daughter, Milagro, to braille at an early age. Here are six things you can do now to encourage early literacy!

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Braille and Literacy

Word Games for Kids who are Blind

Word games are a fun way to encourage your blind child to think about language and sounds. Here are some ways you can use simple games to help your child...

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Braille and Literacy

Braille Through Remote Learning

Braille through Remote Learning is an online instructional program that provides teachers, parents, social workers, and current/future braille transcribers with a series of three integrated online courses in braille and...

Graham

Braille and Literacy

Ask a Mom About… BRAILLE

I get to ask a mom about teaching her visually impaired son braille.

The braille bag

Braille and Literacy

Make Your Own Braille Bag!

Here's a crafty idea that's simple and will also help raise braille awareness. Make a cute braille bag for your child and they'll be the talk of the town!

Ivan brailling

Braille and Literacy

Word Association Print/Braille Labels

Print/Braille labels from the American Printing House for the blind (APH) help you introduce Braille to your blind or visually impaired child.

Ivan with his touch book

Braille and Literacy

Make Your Own Touch Book!

Learn how to make your own Touch Book for your blind baby by putting together a book of textures for him to feel. It's easy and fun and can be...

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Braille and Literacy

Make Your Own Braille Clock!

Are you looking for a fun and inventive gift to make for a friend? Here's our idea for a beautiful Braille Clock - and you'll be amazed at how easy...

little girl reading a book

Braille and Literacy

Story Boxes: A Hands-On Literacy Experience

Learn how to make story boxes for kids who are blind with children's books and simple items from around your home.