Early Childhood

Resources for helping support young children who are blind or visually impaired
This section includes information on the variety of professional services available to families with a child who is blind or visually impaired. Included is general information about service...
Parents with children who are blind or visually impaired will find many practical suggestions for encouraging greater independence in all areas of daily living.
Establishing routines to help children understand and anticipate daily activities
Children with multiple disabilities need intensive early intervention to stimulate their development.
Understanding a child's abilities and the nature of cognitive, visual, or other sensory impairments.
Learning that a child is blind or visually impaired presents challenges for families.
This section offers practical suggestions for parents and preschool teachers working with young children with visual impairments. Families and early childhood educators will find general guidelines...
Educators use various approaches for teaching students who have multiple disabilities.
Resources for Educators and Parents for children with multiple disabilities.
Behavior Issues in Children with Visual Impairments
Because a great deal of an infant's learning is through the visual mode, it's important to understand the impact of visual impairment on child development.  Find out what types of intervention are...
Every child will enjoy learning basic functional skills during this fun Halloween activity!
Use this simple recipe for a perfect holiday activity to develop memory skills and independence.
Making crayons the child can use after the activity is finished is a rewarding and motivating experience.
Real object materials make this multi-sensory project fun for kids of all sight levels to enjoy for days.
Students will enjoy the edible reward of their hard work while learning basic science principles!
Use real objects to make your own games for practicing matching, scanning and following directions.
Teach positional concepts to students as they relate objects' positions to their own body.
Develop tactile object identification through a variety of games to practice the skill for independent living.
Teach students to select named objects through object discrimination skills and searching techniques.
A game of object "Hide & Seek" reinforces social skills and tactile discrimination skills.
Use audio recordings of familiar voices to make a fun auditory discrimination guessing game!
Use the beat of a drum as an adapted "Red Light, Green Light" game for listening skills!
A repetitive drum game encourages children to listen and copy the rhythm.
Adapt the classic game to refine tactile discrimination, matching skills and social play!
Use real objects along with print and braille to introduce letter sounds and blends!
Use preferred reinforcers to encourage children to express their feelings and opinions.
Label objects and areas in the classroom to help build early literacy.
Make a tactile counting book to introduce number sense!
Develop communication skills and self-expression with simple choice-making activities.