Services - Visual Impairments

Services to Districts

  • Technical assistance/professional development for VI Teachers and O&M instructors
  • Technology loan program and support services
  • Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments (QPVI) - Process for documenting programs for students with visual impairments

Interagency Collaboration

  • Infant services support
  • Technology training
  • Expanded core curriculum programs

Direct Services to Students

  • VI instructional services on a very limited basis
  • Orientation and mobility instructional services on a very limited basis

Technical Assistance Specifics

Technical assistance from the VI and O&M consultants is available in the following formats:

  •     On-site assistance
  •     Telephone assistance
  •     VI teacher meetings
  •     Staff development opportunities
  •     Correspondence through email/post

Areas in which the VI and O&M consultants can assist:

  •     Orientation and mobility issues
  •     Program development
  •     Assessment
  •     Services to students
  •     Instruction in the Expanded Core Curriculum
  •     Communication skills for students with significant cognitive impairments
  •     Organization/Time management for the itinerant model
  •     Infant issues
  •     Modifying materials and methods
  •     Technology
  •     Transition issues
  •     Teaching methodology

How to access technical assistance: