Students who have low vision or are legally blind receive vision services on a weekly basis. Frequency of service is based upon the individual student’s needs as per the recommendation of the Committee for Special Education and their IEPs. In addition to offering academic support, students with a visual impairment need to be assessed and receive instruction in very specific skills that have been demonstrated to be potential problem areas for persons with a visual disability.
- Compensatory Skills– developing listening skills, use of CD player
- Orientation & Mobility
- Social Interaction Skills
- Independent Living Skills & Personal Management
- Recreation & Leisure
- Career & Vocational Education
- Assistive Technology– specialized computer software
- Visual Efficiency Skills– use of closed circuit television or hand magnifiers
Close contact with teachers, therapists, eye doctors and school districts as well as parents is maintained to support instruction in the schools.