Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tactile Discrimination

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One of the pre-braille skills students need to learn is to discriminate items or textures by touch.  

We have an abundance of long file folders in our office, so my goal was to make use of them.  I used the embosser to create dot hands and placed them on the folder.  I used also used 6 different textured papers/sheets. I placed one of each texture under the hand, then used a Velcro dot in the middle of the hand.  The Velcro on the back of the textured squares is larger to make it easier to stick it to the piece on the hand.  The object of the activity is to explore the texture under each hand and place its match in the hand. 

1 comment:

  1. Gillian-
    Great ideas! I have a student to is VI. We have different tactile boards and "touch and feel" I like this a lot. I also like that the expense is minimum. This is great. I love your ideas from earlier posts. I will be checking back with you to see what other ideas you have up your sleeve.