Early Childhood

Download these free digital books/PDFs designed specifically for students with CVI!
Ballyland iOS apps are fully accessible iOS apps for young students with visual impairments - offered at no cost from April 1, 2020!
Here are terrific, teacher-created videos for students with CVI!
A day in the life of Crosby and the college student who is raising him!
Tips for maximizing remote video instruction for students with CVI.
Follow this dynamic TVI and family of a young girl with CVI as they share resources, experiences and lesson plans!
Here are a couple of fun videos and activities to explain what hand washing does to germs - perfect for young kids!
Comprehension questions and techniques should be embedded into all activities! Use this simple interactive book app to teach listening comprehension.
Tips from parents who have raised extraordinary kids with visual impairments.
What tactile math skills should be taught before transitioning to math activities in a digital format?
Are your students using the Epic! app - it is accessible!
Practice braille contractions while reading about Noelle the cat!
The Novel Effect app adds sound effects to APH's tactile book!

From Hospital to Home: Using Early Visual Functioning to Support Families

Bring reading to life with Novel Effect app!
Turn your emerging braille student into a braille wizard!
Coding concept games are navigating through a maze; how can students with visual impairments access digital mazes?
Create exciting video stories VI and O&M activities!
Here are additional number line activities and concepts; including how number lines can help with braille reversals!
Their computer tech goals for preschoolers?!?

From Hospital to Home: Using Early Visual Functioning to Support Families

Matt Tietjen provides an overview of designing a school day for a child with CVI

Review of the first two apps: Speed Gesture and Sound Search.
Introducing addition and subtraction to a young braille student using a number line.
Searching for Paths to Technology posts on accessible coding concepts and coding? Check out this reference list!
Simple fun ways to adapt and teach basic number line concepts to a young braille student.
This emerging reader is learning to read in three mediums: magnified print, braille and auditory.
Using holiday poems to teach technology skills.
What to do, when? Order of coding concept activities and skills.
Using Specdrums by Sphero to develop independence on braille cell concept for emergent braillers.
Use this fun app to introduce digital tables to young students!
Here is a fun acorn lesson plan - perfect to do before Back-to-School Night!
Fun activities to apply coding and engineering concepts using simple robots.
Challenge your students with this fun activity only requires plastic cups, a couple of command cards and brain power!
Consider introducing your potential or emerging braille reader to a refreshable Braille Display!
Try these tried and true tips when learning VoiceOver gestures or when teaching students/adults 3-finger gestures.
Try these tried and true tips when learning VoiceOver gestures or when teaching students/adults 2-finger gestures.
Sonokids, the creators of the Ballyland iPad apps, have broadened out into PC software with their new Ballyland Keyboarding program! Here's a sneak peek!
Try these tried and true tips when learning VoiceOver gestures or when teaching students/adults 1-finger VoiceOver gestures.
This adorable robot can be programmed to move, spin, talk, and play games!
Editing without router buttons!
Help this robotic mouse find his cheese!
Experiences and suggestions for teaching keyboarding to Pre-K and early elementary BVI students in a group class (computer lab)setting.
Teach coding concepts using familiar stories. Learning to separate 'turn' and 'move forward' commands.
Building mental maps starts with room familiarization and then then the world!

Peg Palmer discusses how creating a tangible calendar system for children with CVI can help them

Teach coding concepts and math concepts using familiar stories. This activity focuses on teaching grid skills, choosing the shortest route and numbering.
Here is the third Ballyland Coding App - are you ready for a new challenge?
Teach coding concepts using familiar stories.
This app addresses the issue of teaching number line concepts in a digital format.

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