Back-to-School Tips for Kids Who Are Blind
Perkins School for the Blind has three ways to get you back into the school spirit...
|Perkins Wonderbaby.org has prepared collections of printables and worksheets so parents can create their very own Welcome Packets for their child's new teacher. This is a great way for the teacher to get to know his or her new student who is blind. Your tailored packet will explain who your child is, how they communicate, how best to interact with them and any other special needs the teacher should know.|
|Tactile Timelines, details exactly how to create one such method of measuring time, an abstract concept that you can now better describe concretely to your child who is blind and may have additional disabilities. Click here to get more great ideas from Cindy's Corner.|
Perkins SMART Brailler and if you have you're probably pretty excited about it. Imagine a brailler with a computer screen and the capability to remember who you are, save your files and settings, quiz you on your braille skills and talk to you!
As a sighted parent, imagine being able to see what your child who is blind is typing on the screen in both print and braille so you can follow along and help them! What an amazing tool for anyone (child or adult) learning braille and what an amazing tool to have in a classroom!