Activity Kit for the Visually Impaired is intended for individuals with visual impairments. The items in this kit emphasize concrete experiences through touch and hearing thereby increasing tactile skills and perception. Kit includes: Aromatherapy Fan, Chunky Tic Tac Toe, Kaleidoscope Blocks (Set of 13), Magic Jinn, Rainbow Shaker, Sound Balls (2), Tether Ball, Thinking Putty, and Wikki Stix
Aids for Teaching Basic Concepts of Sensory Development, model 7-02250-00), is a handbook containing perceptual training activities for children who are blind or have low vision or multiple disabilities. This print handbook discusses sensory development concepts, and provides guidance for professionals on perceptual training activities. Hand skills are one of its principal topics. Introduced are various shapes and sizes: small, medium and large circle, similiar and different triangles, container
Armadillo Army is an educational game program and visual training activity designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This educational maze game helps students who are visually impaired practice necessary skills such as lateral eye movements, vertical eye movements, searching skills, timing skills, visual discrimination skills, peripheral detection skills, eccentric viewing skills, and eye-hand coordination. The arcade-style game has bright, large graphics for players with lo
These Art Visual Supports and Schedules are art class visual supports designed for students with Autism and learning disabilities to add to the sensory experience and reduce anxiety and frustration in art class. Add schedules, visuals, rules and communication supports to art activities with this resource. Art projects can be challenging for students with autism. Setting expectations and providing communication supports can help reduce some of these challenges. Use these visuals during class art
The Balance Board Maze is designed for children ages 3 and up to exercise balance and coordination, using weight shifting, The child tries to get the ball through the maze. Rugged, plastic board encourages both balance skills and visual processing skills. Includes footprints for optional foot placement. Includes 2 small balls.
CAL-tac HAPTIC Flashcards, the 17 card advanced set, are perceptual training cards designed to (1) introduce and reinforce shape identification, (2) shape and texture discrmination, and (3) spatial relationships and pattern sequencing for persons with low vision or cognitive disabilities. These training cards utilize six basic shapes: Circles, squares, rectangles, wavy lines, ovals and triangles. In this particular 17 card set, six cards are designed to ask the user to recognize different textur
The CAL-tac HAPTIC Flashcards, the 14 card beginner set, are perceptual training cards designed to (1)introduce and reinforce shape identification, (2) shape and texture discrimination, and (3) spatial relationships and pattern sequencing for persons with low vision or cognitive disabilities. These flashcards utilize six basic shapes: Cicles, squares, rectangles, wavy lines, ovals and triangles. In this particular set, six cards are designed to introduce large and small examples of each shape. A
Cat Bingo is a way for visually challenged individuals to work on visual perceptual skills.
Categories is an educational activity designed for use by children ages 3 and up designed to help reinforce discrimination and communication skills. The user finds and matches three large photo cards in each of the categories. The set contains 13 different categories (39 large, colorful cards total).
The Coggy is a brainteaser that spins, bends, clicks, and shape-shifts designed for individuals ages 6 and up with cognitive disabilities to encourage visual-spatial skills, critical thinking, and logic. It is designed to help users with low cognitive function exercise their brain. Users zig-zag and coil the connected collection of 16 colorful gears to match each challenge card image. One side features color gears, the other side features black and white. It features four levels of difficulty. T
The Color the Chunks Phonics Pages is a do it yourself activity for students with learning disabilities to learn how to read and write words with long i vowel sounds. These pages include eight different long i word families: -ice, -ide, -ike, -ime, -ine, -ight, -ind, and -y. Words with a single beginning letter, such as time, are mixed in with words that include blends or digraphs, such as grime and prime on each page. Some words, at the bottom of the page, are two syllable words.
Dexteria Dots 2 is a mobile application designed for people with fine motor and learning disabilities to work on their fine motor skills and learn math concepts.
Adapted Connect Four is an adapted version of Connect Four designed for visually impaired students to have a chance to practice matching, tactile discrimination, directionalty, spatial orientation, and counting skills while enjoying a recreational activity with peers. Each player tries to line up four chips in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally). Social skills, including turn-taking and interacting with peers, are also a natural part of the game, and an important part of the Expande
Educational Insights Kanoodle is a visual perceptual, strategy game that is fun for kids and adults (ages 7 and up) to play. This can be used to help fine motor, visual perceptual, visual spatial, and problem solving skills. Kanoodle consists of 12 pieces of connected beads, each a different shape and color, and a puzzle book. The player uses the puzzle book to show them where some of the pieces go and then figures where the remaining pieces go on their own. Use the included puzzle book to choos
Educational Insights Robot Face Race is an interactive board game for children ages 4-8 years to practice visual perceptual, visual scanning, visual discrimination, turn taking, and cooperative play skills.
Eye Track is a perceptual training program designed for use by individuals with visual perception disabilities, dyslexia, dyspraxia, or attention deficit disorders. Each activity has five levels of difficulty, which are set via teacher controls. Motivational reward sequences encourage the user to persevere with the increasingly complex activities. Printable records show details of activities completed. The four main activities cover all areas of visual perception. COMPATIBILITY: For use with IBM
Fine Motor Development Materials: Twist, Turn, and Learn, model 1-08420-00, is a fine motor training kit designed for use by infants who are blind or have low vision. The kit contains eight specially designed modules to attract child's attention with bright colors and ringing bells. For assisting young visually impaired and multihandicapped children in developing and refining fine motor functions. These items help develop skills like reaching-grasping, raking or whole hand use, pincer grasp, wri
Formboard with Removable Hands, model 1-03700-00, is a form board and spatial orientation activity designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision or cognitive disabilities. This form board has a base with incised left and right hand shapes and removable hand pieces. The tops of the hand pieces are smooth and the bottoms are textured. This activity promotes orientation to left and right hand positions and texture recognition. Print instructions are included. COLOR: Base is light gr
Frida's Fruit Fiesta Game is an occupational therapy approved toy for preschoolers (4-6 years old) to practice fine motor skills, visual scanning, letter identification, turn taking, and cooperative play. Can be used to
Giant Textured Beads, model 1-03780-00, are a perceptual training activity designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This activity introduces a variety of concepts, including shape, color, and texture. It also assists in the development of muscular and eye-hand coordination. The set includes 12 painted wooden beads in three shapes: cube, rectangular solid, and cyclinder. The shapes have three textures: smooth, striped, and grid. A bead stringer and instructions in print are
Giant Textured Beads with Pattern Matching Cards help teachers and parents working with young students in preschool, kindergarten and early elementary grades who are blind and have visual impairments. These Pattern Matching Cards reinforce the tactile continuum from real object (most basic level) to raised-line graphics (most advance level). Students in higher grades will be challenged by the increasing difficulty posed by the “Platform” and “3-D View” matching cards.
The Goldfish Measurement Math Game is a game designed for children or students with learning disabilities to practice early math skills. This game is played with two or more children or students.
The Green Toys Block Set is a set of extra large interlocking building blocks designed for children with cognitive impairments to encourage fine motor skills, planning, visual-spatial skills, and creativity with its endless structural designs. The Set includes five types of blocks: four 2-peg, eight 4-peg, two 8-peg, two archways, and two slants. The extra large interlocking building blocks make them easy for younger children to grab. Pegs hold blocks into place securely without sticking too str
Green Toys Dump Truck 3D Puzzle is a chunky, tactile puzzle objects for building a big, heavy-duty 3D dump truck picture for children with disabilities to play with that encourages fine motor skills, visual-spatial skills, shape recognition skills, and imaginative play. Puzzle pieces include truck cab, truck bed, and two spinning wheels. Children can fit pieces into matching slots in the tray to build the whole truck.
Color Frog Grid Drawing is a do it yourself activity designed for children with disabilities to help them with their visual reasoning, visual motor and visual closure skills. As well, this activity works on drawing skills.
For use in developing gross motor dexterity, visual and tactual discrimination, language, memory sequencing and simple matching skills. Four colors and 4 different textures make up the sides of this 3-inch- square block. Six insets, to be used in conjunction with the frame, duplicate the sides of the cube. For easy manipulation when matching insets with block sides, a "homing principle" is incorporated into the frame.
The Light Box Materials, Level II (Catalog No. 1-08680-00), are for use with the APH Light Box (Model No. 1-08660-00). See separate entry for Light Box and Level I materials. Second set in the series teaches visually handicapped students matching and identification, part vs. whole relationships, sequencing, pattern duplication, spatial relationships, and visual memory. Uses concrete objects, stencils and cutouts. The kit consists of: instructional guidebook with over 100 activities; over 400 eas
Link4fun Dairy & Protein Cards are designed for individuals with learning disabilities to teach them through visual, auditory and tactile exploration important nutritional information about an important food group. Good for teaching healthy eating habits. The package includes 24 Link4fun Cards, 12 picture cards, 12 word cards and a mobile app. No Wi-Fi or internet connection required after initial set-up of the app.
The Link4fun Fruits & Vegetables Cards are designed for individuals with learning disabilities to help develop identification skills and teach important nutritional facts through visual, auditory, and tactile exploration. The package includes 24 Link4fun Cards, 12 picture cards, 12 word cards and a free mobile app. No Wi-Fi or internet connection required after initial set-up of the app.
The Link4fun Grains & Snacks Cards is designed to engage multiple senses for individuals with learning disabilities to help build phonetic, reading, and spelling skills. It includes 24 Link4fun Cards, 12 picture cards and 12 word cards, as well as the free iPad app with 8 different learning activities that teach picture matching, word matching, site reading and new vocabulary.
Listen with Your Ears is a pre-reading tutorial program, perceptual training activity, and perceptual training activity for persons with visual disabilities designed to teach visual and perceptual matching to children ages 3 to 5 years. The program asks 1 or 2 players to identify an object or an action by its sound. Among the twenty-four choices are snoring, laughing, cat, dog, cow, doorbell, and fire truck. The program also includes "Listen with Your Ears," an original song. COMPATIBILITY: For
LowViz Guide is an accessible mobile app for the blind to be used for indoor navigation. It enables users to find their way around large meeting spaces and to always take the shortest routes. Using a smart phone with voice activation, LowViz Guide facilitates orientation and safety, eliminating frustration with locating venues. It has indoor positioning & presence detection, navigation & routing, location sharing, and location based communication. The user is guided by a combination of p
This Magnetic Letter I Spy is a pre-reading activity meant for Preschoolers to become used to recognizing letters. To do this activity, follow these steps:
Music Visual Supports and Schedules is a product designed for special needs students with Autism to add schedules, visuals, rules and communication supports to music activities. Music class and activities can be challenging for students with autism. The sensory experience can lead to anxiety and overwhelm. Setting expectations and providing communication supports can help the student by reducing some of these challenges. Music can be an opportunity for inclusion but this resource takes extra ste
My First Mess-Free Touch-Lights is designed for children ages 2 and up who are visually impaired to be visually stimulating and to encourage fine motor skills, sensory learning, and creativity. Features a gel drawing pad with bright lights and music. The gel moves out of the way of the users finger as they press and slide while lights shine bright from underneath gel. Features three settings: no lights or sound, just lights, or lights and sound. The user can press the big yellow button to choose
These PE Visual Supports and Schedules are designed for special education students to succeed in physical education. Add schedules, visuals, rules and communication supports to gym activities with this resource. PE can be challenging for students with autism. The sensory experience and gross motor requirements can lead to anxiety and frustration. Setting expectations and providing communication supports can help you reduce some of these challenges. PE can be an opportunity for inclusion but this
Peg-A-Circle Set, model 1-08550-00, is a pegboard and spatial orientation activity designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This pegboard is a teaching aid designed to help young students understand the concepts of sequential order, next, clockwise, and counterclockwise. It consists of a board with 16 holes in a circular pattern, and 16 pegs that can be placed in the holes to form a circle. DIMENSIONS: The board is 12 inches square. COLOR: Board is light gray with black peg
The Peg Set, model 1-03420-00, is a pegboard and perceptual training activity designed for children who are blind or have low vision. It provides tasks to develop skills in manipulation, number and language concepts, and color, size and tactual discrimination. This kit consists of nine pegs of varying sizes, colors, and textures; a manipulation/storage container; and six inset frames with holes of varying number and size. Frames fit into the top of the container and can be used for matching, sor
Perceptual training program. Kit used to develop visual awareness and light tolerance. Can be used for simple tasks, such as fixating stationary light and visual tracking; or for more advanced concepts, such as matching and identifying colors. Kit includes penlight and flashlight with 5 translucent and 4 transparent color lenses for each light source. Translucent colors are white, yellow, blue, red and green. Transparent colors are yellow, blue, red and green. Activity cards outline instructions
The Puzzle Form Board Kit, model 1-03720-00, is a form board and perceptual training activity designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This form board kit is designed as a supplementary aid for teaching basic concepts such as shape, texture, color, size, and matching. This kit includes five frames with the incised shape of a circle, square, triangle, diamond, or rectangle, and matching shapes that fit into the frames (three for each frame). The matching shapes have various
Racing Around is an Adapted Therapeutic Learning toy designed for users to use in the classroom or at home for teaching cause and effect and for promoting visual attention. Features on/off volume control. The base clamps to prevent falls. Three removable cars included. User may also attach their own cars with Velcro.
The Sensory Cylinder Set, model 1-03670-00, is a perceptual training activity designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This activity develops skills in tactual, color, and weight discrimination, as well as manipulation skills and number and language concepts. The set contains six cylinders, two each of three different weights. The ends of the cylinders have six different textures and four different colors. No two matches of weight, color, or texture can be made simultaneous
The Sensory Stimulation Kit, model 1-08610-00, is a perceptual training activity designed for professionals working with children who are blind or have low vision or multiple disabilities. It comprises the Auditory Kit, model 1-08640-00; the Tactual-Kinesthetic Kit, model 1-08630-00; the Visual Kit, model 1-08620-00; and the Olfactory-Gustatory Kit, model 1-08650-00. The kits contain sensory materials designed to help in the development of basic sensory processes in young children, particularly
Designed to provide primary-elementary level child with opportunity to discriminate, sort, and classify geometric figures according to size, shape, color and/or position. Also aids in understanding of directional terms. Consists of green 14 1/4 by 22 1/2 inch board which is mounted with five rows of 3/4 inch yellow flexible pegs, three to each row. Five sets of geometric shapes are included with the board. Each set is made up of one small, three medium, and one large piece of the same shape. The
Shapes Up is an OT approved toy designed for students with learning disabilities age 7 and up for a visual challenge. The student rolls the die, chooses the piece shown, and places it on the game board. Shapes of the same color can only touch at corners. The first person to fill their board wins. Fine motor, visual perceptual, turn taking, and planning skills are addressed with the use of this product.
The Small, Medium, and Large Circles, Set I, model 1-08590-00, is a form board and perceptual training activity designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This activity introduces the concept of fine size discrimination. It consists of a frame containing three recessed nests for holding three wooden circles of various sizes. Printed instructions are included. COLOR: The frame is white and circles are yellow, orange, and red.
The Small, Medium, and Large Circles, Set II, model 1-08600-00, is a pegboard, form board, and perceptual training activity designed for children who are blind or have low vision. This activity facilitates perception of three dimensions while strengthening manipulative, matching, and discrimination skills. It has a base with three pegs for sorting three sets of four circles with holes in their centers for fitting over the pegs. The three sets differ in circle diameter, and as circle diameter inc
The Smartvision Lite Smartphone is designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This screen reader provides speech feedback for navigating through the phone's user interface, and allows access to all of the phone's applications. The device is designed for easy handling and can be used through its three interfaces: physical keyboard mode, voice mode with a dedicated button, and touch mode via its touch screen.
The Sound Matching Board, model 1-08710-00, is an auditory training activity designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This activity develops fine motor skills, manual dexterity, and auditory matching and discrimination, and introduces the concept of sequential order. It consists of a circular board with 12 cylinders that make sounds, four loud-sounding and eight soft-sounding. DIMENSIONS: Cylinders are 1 inch in diameter and 2 inches long, and board is 10 3/4 inches in diam
The Sound Matching Board II, model 1-08720-00, is a perceptual training activity designed for children who are blind or have low vision. This activity helps users to develop concepts of a series, directions, position, matching, and discrimination. It includes eight shakers of four different sounds, 2 inches in diameter and 3 3/8 inches long, and an 8- nest base, 5 3/4 by 11 1/4 inches. Print instructions are included.
Special Education and Autism Visual Aids: Classroom Starter Pack is a set of twenty-four visual aids designed for children with Autism to support them during any setting or subject. Using visuals, particularly with students with autism is a best practice and can increase independence, decrease transition difficulties, increase positive behaviors, provide clear expectations and increase motivation among others. Some of these require student or classroom specific icons to go with them. For example
String Along Lacing is a fine motor activity addressing the skills of design copying, counting, and spatial relations designed for children to use their fingers and wrists and promote visual coordination. There are 18 colorful laces included with a childproof punch pen.The child uses a similar grasp and movement patterns to a pencil. The child punches the pen into the re-useable foam board and the pull pen to another hole. The foam board gives some resistance to the punch pen helping to develop
The Tactile Portable Translator is a portable device prototype created at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) by Team Tactile to help blind people convert text to braille in real time. It is the size of a candy bar and completely portable.
Task Box Labels for Independent Work Stations are watercolor task box labels designed for special education students to add structure to their independent work. Visual schedules will help those students complete station work without constant prompting from staff. This is part of a larger bundle. This is a digital download. The teacher will download, print and prep as needed. No physical items will be sent to the user.
Termite Torpedo is an educational game program and visual training activity designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In this arcade-style game, termites are eating their way through Woodville, and the player must clear the playing field of termites. Once the termites have been cleared away, a whole new force appears to take over where the last ones left off. The player must clear all twelve levels of termites to save the city. This game gives students with low vision pra
Helps young children learn tactual matching of textures, recognition of types of textures, and identification of textures by name. Six textured blocks are matched with identically textured nests which hold the blocks. The brightly painted board, 6 3/4 by 9 3/4 inches, contains six recessed nests. Feet are fastened to the bottom of each corner of the board to prevent scarring of desk or table surfaces and to avoid slipping on smooth surfaces. The six natural-finish wood squares, 2 1/4 by 2 1/4 in
Aids in developing fine motor skills and manual dexterity, reinforcing concepts of direction and position. Included are a 12-nest board, 12 7/ 8 by 9 7/8 inches and 12 large textured pegs for board placement.
The Tobbles Neo is a toy designed for children ages 6 months and up with cognitive disabilities to encourage innovative creative play, sensory exploration, fine motor skills, coordination, and visual spatial acuity. User can stack, topple, spin, balance, wobble, tilt, wiggle, or roll.
Trace the 8S is ac activity crafted in part to enhance occupational therapy patients with Ataxia and other fine motor disabilities’ visual-motor skills, scanning skills, brain integration, oculomotor skills, working memory and attention and focus. Trace the 8s is based on the infinity sign that has been modified to the Lazy 8. There are many other activities that can be incorporated into the exercise such as increasing the number of '8's' and adding shapes, letters, numbers, words and spaces int
The Visual Perception Assessment Program is used to measure how well an individual's visual perception functions. It measures color identification, shape and size discrimination, hand-eye coordination, and understanding of spatial relationships, as well as ability to follow verbal instructions.
The Visual Schedules for Special Education and Autism Classrooms is a product designed for children who have neurological and vision disabilities. They will learn how to schedule their day and manage expectations with individual and whole class visual schedules. Repetition, routine and structure is an important part of your behavior management system and schedules are the first step. The cards are for individual schedules in 2 printing formats. All visuals together so the user can print one stud
This Visual Tracking Activity with Bottle Caps, Peripheral Tracking Activity is a peripheral tracking activity designed for people with low vision to promote peripheral visual tracking.
This Visual tracking activity is a visual fixation activity designed for people with low vision to promote visual tracking.
Visual Tracking Activity with Bottle Caps, Visual Stare Activity is a visual stare activity designed for people with low vision to promote visual tracking.
This Visual Tracking Activity with Bottle Caps, Visual Tracking Tracing Lines is an activity designed for people with low vision to promote visual tracking.
Wacky Web is a 3-Dimensional maze designed for children with fine motor disabilities to exercise bilateral manipulation skills, pincer grasp, visual focusing, and motor planning. This is a pre-buttoning activity. To use, children move the smiley face bead along the elastic cord and through the slits on the felt mat from the one side (red) to the other side (blue). This product comes with a grid of 25 squares sewn onto it with a ½-inch slit in the center of each square. Light and easy to transpor
Work-Play Trays are work trays for sorting / matching/ assembly designed for use in perceptual training activities by children who are blind or have low vision. These trays have raised edges to contain objects that might roll out of reach. They provide an enclosed work space for sorting, matching, classifying, and counting activities. DIMENSIONS (LxW): Large trays (1-03761-00 and 1-03740-00) are 21.25 x 13.25 inches; small trays (1-03751-00 and 1-03660-00) are 17 x 11.75 inches. COLOR: Yellow (1