Visually Impaired Teacher Resources
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Disability in the Media Lesson Plan: Braille
Students determine the workings of the Braille alphabet and how people with visual impairments learn how to use it. In this Braille lesson, students study the associated vocabulary, read about Helen Keller, and complete associated worksheets about Braille.
3rd - 5th Health 22 Views 54 Downloads
Encourage your class to consider a beautiful short film about a boy named Theo who happens to be visually impaired. Over the course of the lesson, pupils work in pairs, discuss their ideas and the film as a class, view the film, take notes, respond to provided questions, examine Theo's character, and write a brief paragraph.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Teacher Guide for Educators of the Blind: English
Imagine you need to be a substitute teacher in a classroom that helps learners with visual impairments, and you have no idea where to start. Here is a complete, easy to follow, and insightful teaching guide to aid you in teaching English or ELA to your non-sighted students.
1st - 12th Language Arts 38 Views 30 Downloads
Braille Design On Ceramic Pieces
Whether your learners with visual impairments are beginning or advanced braille readers, they will gain experience and a knack for design with this lesson. Pupils use clay to make ceramic pieces, which they then decorate with braille letters.
4th - 12th Special Education 8 Views 2 Downloads
Making a desk organizer for students who are blind or visually impaired
Organization is of the utmost importance when teaching orientation and mobility to learners with visual impairments. To help keep everything in order and provide independence, use these instructions for making a desk organizer. The organizer is easy to construct and can accommodate everything your learners need to complete their work; a three-ringed binder, braille book, abacus, and whatever else.
K - 12th Special Education 7 Views 8 Downloads
Conductors of Heat - Hot Spoons
Why is the end of a spoon hot when it's not all the way in the hot water? A great question deserves a great answer, and learners with visual impairments will use their auditory and tactile senses to get that answer. A talking thermometer, steam, and three different types of spoons (conductive and nonconductive) are used to help learners conceptualize conduction and conductors.
5th - 12th Special Education 9 Views 7 Downloads
Encouraging Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired to Express Their Feelings and Explore Imagination
Being expressive in a creative, empathetic, or imaginative way is not only fun, it builds good pre-writing and communication skills. Learners with visual impairments have a roundtable discussion session where several sentence frames are used to elicit creative or expressive responses.
K - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 11 Downloads
When most children learn about prepositions, they are provided with a visual to show them the concepts of on, in, near, and beside. For learners with visual impairments, concepts need to be constructed in a very concrete way. A stuffed animal and a basket are used to convey each of the common prepositions.
K - 12th Language Arts 93 Views 104 Downloads
Cooking and Kitchen Tools
Independent living skills and skills that can be used to gain employment are very important for any learner. Teens with visual impairments explore the kitchen to understand what everything is and what it all does. The lesson plan includes a variety of ideas that will foster confidence and safety in the kitchen environment.
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills 112 Views 85 Downloads
Building a Basic Series Circuit
Make science a fully accessible subject for your learners with visual impairments. They'll use tactile models to explore the nature of basic electrical circuits. Template board, wires, batteries, and Velcro are used to construct the model; switches and a paper fan are used to convey how circuitry works.
5th - 12th Special Education 29 Views 26 Downloads
Creating a 3-D Model of a Plant Life
Instructing blind or visually impaired learners means you need to make symbolic tactile representations of various processes to provide as much input as possible. But wouldn't it be even better to have your learners make the models instead?
1st - 6th Science 16 Views 30 Downloads
Here is an excellent and well-developed lesson intended to promote choice-making skills for learners with visual impairment and intellectual disabilities. It fosters choice-making skills through a soft version of discrete trial training, which shifts into less structured practice as the child becomes more confident in making personal choices.
K - 6th Special Education 31 Views 27 Downloads
First, next, and last, the elements of chronological order. In every story or text one can find a series of events that occur one after the other. To help learners with visual impairments conceptualize chronological order, this lesson employs a tactile representation.
6th - 8th Language Arts 26 Views 28 Downloads
A Picture Book Of Louis Braille; What Is An Advocate
Read and discuss the book A Picture Book of Louis Braille as it relates to communication, Helen Keller, and advocating for disabled individuals. Learners identify what an advocate is and explain how Helen Keller communicated. They build vocabulary relating to the history of Braille code and complete a deciphering code worksheet.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 9 Views 27 Downloads
Human Body Regulation
The human body can regulate itself through sweating and resting. Learners with visual impairments discuss how the body changes when it is under stress and what it does to regulate itself. To start, kids use talking thermometers to take their temperatures.
6th - 12th Special Education 38 Views 48 Downloads
Building an Organic Molecule
Glucose is a simple sugar and a molecule that can be illustrated through modeling. Scientific investigators with visual impairments use hands-on models to reconstruct the process of bonding molecules. The tools used in this activity are ones that are commonly used with general ed classes, but work very well for unsighted learners as well.
6th - 9th Science 24 Views 23 Downloads
Braille These Words
With a stylus and this activity sheet, your visually impaired or sighted learners can learn to braille full sentences. The instructional activity provides several spaces full of empty braille dots. You give the words, and the kids color or emboss the appropriate dots.
1st - 6th Language Arts 9 Views 4 Downloads
Planning a Special Event
I love planning parties, they are a great way to get social, require organizational skills, and engage cooperative problem solving. Teens with visual impairments put their heads together to plan an event for their friends. They choose an activity, work through the sequence of events needed to execute the event, and then make a to-do list in braille or with tactile objects.
5th - 12th Special Education 8 Views 7 Downloads
Keeping a daily journal is fun. It builds strong writing skills and provides an expressive outlet. For children with visual impairments, it's even more important. It provides a way for them to connect written word with real events, which can increase overall literary understanding.
1st - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 13 Downloads