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Articles on how people with visual impairments are using their functional vision to participate in their daily routines
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How Vision Works

How Vision Works | Activities for Visual Stimulation | Scoop.it
7 Amazing Facts About Your Eyes infographic, which looks at some of the less know, but nonetheless amazing, eye facts.
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Check out these awesome facts about the eye and it's function.

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AER Online - Winter 2010: Adapting PECS

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Here is a great case study on adapting the Picture  Exchange Communication System for students with Visual Impairments

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The LightAide: Using Interactive Light to Engage, Do, and Learn!

The LightAide: Using Interactive Light to Engage, Do, and Learn! | Activities for Visual Stimulation | Scoop.it
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This is a great idea about ways to incorporate visual stimulation and cause and effect activities for children with multiple ability levels.  I am interested to see if APH is going to adopt it as one of their products in the near future.

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Playing with Light

Playing with Light | Activities for Visual Stimulation | Scoop.it
In our busy, commercialized lives it can be difficult to slow down, be present and connect with our children. But when we finally allow our grown-up selves
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These are great creative ideas for the APH Lightbox.  I love the painting idea!

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Baby Visual Development Stimulation : Babystrology Store

Baby Visual Development Stimulation : Babystrology Store | Activities for Visual Stimulation | Scoop.it
The Babystrology store sells expecting gifts, gifts pregnancy, maternity gifts, maternity t shirts, birth gift, horoscope gift, zodiac t-shirt, zodiac gifts, astrology t-shirt, horoscope t-shirt, and unique custom gift items.
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Black and white photos are great for initial visual sitmulation new babies with low vision.

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Light Box & Other Ideas that Glow

Light Box & Other Ideas that Glow | Activities for Visual Stimulation | Scoop.it
Fairies in a jar DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut a glow stick and shake the contents into a jar. Add diamond glitter 2. Seal the top with a lid. 3. Shake. *repinned by wonderbaby.org
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i-Blason iPad Case | BridgingApps

i-Blason iPad Case | BridgingApps | Activities for Visual Stimulation | Scoop.it

This is a case for the iPad 2, 3, 4, 5, and mini.  The product features:

Versatile and exciting, free-standing and kid-friendly case for iPadDesigned specifically for Apple iPad 2, the New iPad 3, iPad 4 with Retina DisplayConstructed from impact-resistant polycarbonate and double-enforced with a shock absorbing silicone inner-sleeve. Corners feature double-thick silicone for outstanding protection against drops and other impacts.


Via BridgingApps
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Check out this awesome iPad case!

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Finger Lights - Set of 4

Finger Lights - Set of 4 | Activities for Visual Stimulation | Scoop.it
Create the brilliant light shows from your very own finger tips! Each pack comes with four finger lights (red, green, white and blue) attached with straps to put on and take off quickly. They are easy to turn on and off with a switch at the top.
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A great idea from Amber Bobnar from Wonderbaby.org's Pinterest page!  Finger lights for the child with visual impairments with light perception or processsing issues.

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Playworks - Special Needs Toys: Distraction, Light Up, Sound, Sound & Light, Texture, Mouth, Multi-Purpose

Playworks - Special Needs Toys: Distraction, Light Up, Sound, Sound & Light, Texture, Mouth, Multi-Purpose | Activities for Visual Stimulation | Scoop.it
Special Needs Toys are separated into seven sub-categories to facilitate finding toys that address specific special needs and situations.
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This is a great resource for toys that need to be ordered strictly for sensory reasons or it increase visual attention.  Take a look at this awesome site and well categorized it is!

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Make Your Own Glowing Chalk ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose

Make Your Own Glowing Chalk ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose | Activities for Visual Stimulation | Scoop.it
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This is great for children with visual impairments that need new ideas for sensory play and integration.  

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Vision stimulation

Vision stimulation | Activities for Visual Stimulation | Scoop.it
Projected Play - truly clever ideas using an overhead projector and a shower curtain and even using it as a light box.
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