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Girl with shopping bag
A preschool girl prepares to head out to the school shop to select and purchase her morning snack. She takes with her a little shopping bag with money in it, as her cue that she is leaving her class...
Posted by namita.jacob
Students with visual impairments doing functional activities
We created this book about functional activities for students who are blind or visually impaired with multiple disabilities.  It is helpful to share with parents, teachers, and other members of the...
Posted by Qu Guiping
a student selects fresh fruit
Here is a series of photos of our students practicing the functional activities of our transition program at Nguyen Dinh Chieu School for The...
Posted by Ha Thanh Van
image showing normal vision and student's vision
When a student is transitioning from one campus to another, teacher Liz Eagan has her students create books about themselves. These books are done in their own words and they use the books as they...
Posted by Charlotte@Perkins
Collage of collecting cartons
  One functional activity which we do in my school is called "Collect the cartons" .    Our students help the staff clean tables in the dining room.   Staff then reward them with some...
Posted by Qu Guiping
Hu Jin Lin
This experience book shows how real events in a child's own life can be used to teach beginning literacy skills.  Children with multiple disabilities most often respond best to stories about their...
Posted by Charlotte@Perkins
Object calendar
Children who are blind or visually impaired with additional disabilities often benefit from having an object calendar to help them to predict what will happen during the day.  In this system, an...
Posted by Charlotte@Perkins
Students pray in a Buddhist temple.
Every religion teaches people to be good.  Buddhism is the national religion of Thailand. 85 percent of Thai people are Buddhists. All Thai students learn and practice about Buddhist activities....
Posted by sptantaopas
A girl feeds a pig in Vietnam
This activity from Vietnam demonstrates some of the skills that can be taught by feeding farm animals.  When trying to decide which part of a given task youth who are blind or visually impaired might...
Posted by Charlotte@Perkins
A boy helps to grate the coconut
This activity from Sri Lanka shows ways to encourage students at a variety of levels engaging in the preparation of a coconut snack.  Many skills can be taught through this activity, such as motor...
Posted by Charlotte@Perkins
Student sells snacks
Snack Shop is one of the functional activities for students with MDVI (multiple disabilities and visual impairment) at the Northern School for the Blind, Thailand. This little shop is open to sell...
Posted by sptantaopas
Boy folds clothes
Folding clothes can help to teach a number of different skills, as this activity from the St. Nicholas home in Malaysia demonstrates.  Skills which can be taught include: Basic concepts:  clean/...
Posted by Charlotte@Perkins
Student with low vision looks at grocery items
This is an activity from a class for VIMD students at Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation. In this group activity every child participates actively. They gain concept development, communication skills...
Posted by Mehfuza
手模艺术品 材料 第一个:两杯洗衣粉 第二个:1/2杯水(每个孩子) 第三个:食用色素 第四个:电动搅拌机 第五个:手工纸   步骤 第一步:把洗衣粉和水倒入大碗。 第二步:用手搅拌五到七分钟或者用电动搅拌机搅拌二到三分钟(只有老师可以用搅拌机) 第三步:加入食用色素。 第四步:用手拿面团放在手工纸。然后抹平。 第五步:当面团变硬的时候,孩子可以压手印。 第六步:孩子可以装饰手模。 第七个:...
Posted by John Power
Necklace
可以吃的项链 材料 第一个:绳子 第二个:有洞的食物和糖   步骤 第一步:剪一段绳子。 第二步:用绳子串食物和糖。 第三步:初学者可以串大洞的食物和糖。 第四步:大的孩子可以串小洞的食物和糖或者串规律。   不同的参考办法 孩子可以串脆的,沾的,咸的,甜的食物。所以孩子可以学会接受不同的味道。 This activity was originally created by Cecily...
Posted by John Power
Blow painting
吹画 用吸管吹布丁来画画。 材料 第一个:巧克力和香草布丁 第二个:塑料吸管 第三个:厚手工纸 第四个:食用色素   步骤 第一步:在香草布丁里加食用色素。巧克力布丁不用食用色素。 第二步:在纸上加一团香草布丁和一团巧克力布丁。 第三步:小朋友可以用吸管向布丁吹气做成不同的形状。   不同的参考办法 小朋友可以帮助用布丁粉做布丁。 This activity was originally...
Posted by John Power
Sponge painting
可触摸的海绵作画 一个用海绵和其他可触摸的材料做的工艺品。 材料 第一个:手指油漆 第二个:小碗 第三个:海绵 第四个:手工纸 第五个:可触摸的材料,比如 干的意大利面 步骤 第一步:把手指油漆放进小碗。 第二步:用海绵站油漆涂在手工纸。 第三步:加上可触摸的材料。 第四步:晒干。   不同的参考办法 根据不同的形状,材料,打少,可以用不同触感的东西。 This activity was...
Posted by John Power
Eggshell picture
蛋壳画画 材料                                                                                                              第一个:一个到两个蛋 (每个孩子) 第二个:很多一杯大小的碗  第三个:手工纸 第四个:胶水 第五个:水 第六个:食用色素 步骤 第一步:煮一些鸡蛋。 第二步:...
Posted by John Power
Bubbling finger paint
有泡泡的手指画 材料 第一个:两汤匙糖 第二个:1/3杯玉米淀粉 第三个:两杯水 第四个:1/4杯液体洗碗精 第五个:食用色素 步骤 第一步:低温搅拌糖和玉米淀粉。 第二步:慢慢边搅拌边倒水。 第三步:继续搅拌至变成胶水状。 第四步:加入洗碗精离开火。 第五步:如果你要有颜色,可以揉进色素。   不同的参考办法 可以直接在厨房画画。 This activity was originally...
Posted by John Power
Three colored balls of playdough
This activity is a good way for children and youth who are blind or visually impaired to develop handskills. 经典橡皮泥的制作方法 材料 第一个:两杯面粉 第二个:两杯温水 第三个:一杯盐 第四个:两汤匙菜油 第五个:一汤匙塔塔粉 第六个:食用色素(可不用)   步骤   第一步:...
Posted by Charlotte@Perkins
packaging dahl
In this activity from Malaysia, students work together to package dahl, or lentil stew.  One student holds a funnel over a narrow plastic tube while the other student pours it into the funnel. After...
Posted by Charlotte@Perkins
A young man collates papers
Many skills can be taught in a photocopy center, as in this example from the Nhat Hang Copy Center in Vietnam.  There is a range of opportunities for people with different abilities.  Some of the...
Posted by Charlotte@Perkins
Two students at the student store
Many skills can be taught through a student store, snack bar, or some kind of a small canteen or shop.  Products may be made by the students themselves (such as baked goods being made in a cooking...
Posted by Charlotte@Perkins
A boy washes dishes at the sink.
Washing dishes offers the opportunity to learn many functional skills, including positional concepts, sequencing, counting, fine and gross motor skills, communication skills, and basic cognitive...
Posted by Charlotte@Perkins
Teaching aids for sales activity
Leela Agnes from Holy Cross Society in India has shared a photograph of teaching aids that can be used in a sales activity.  The name and price of each item is listed next to the actual item or the...
Posted by Charlotte@Perkins

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