VISUALLY IMPAIRED SERVICES
Itinerant Teachers of the Visually Impaired provide a wide range of services to students and school districts in compliance with local, state, and federal legislation. The teachers participate with districts evaluation teams in qualifying students under state guidelines, assist in developing program plans, provide direct and consultative services, and facilitate appropriate materials for individual students. Braille/VI Para-educators support instructional needs under the supervision of the VI teacher.
What does a Teacher of the Visually Impaired do?
- Interpret eye reports and conduct functional vision evaluations to help teams determine student qualification and needs
- Help school teams to better understand how vision impacts student learning and assist in developing effective program plans including ETRs and IEPs
- Teach students braille
- Coordinate/order braille or enlarged materials for the district in the most cost-effective manner
- Conduct workshops/in-services for staff on effective strategies for students with visual impairments
- Produce braille materials
- Refer to appropriate agencies for assistive technology evaluation