BVI Services

  • Our BVI team includes itinerant Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVIs), Orientation and Mobility Specialists (O&Ms), specially trained Para-Educators and a Braillist. Our dedicated staff have expertise in early intervention and early childhood special education (EI/ECSE), multiple disabilities, assistive technology, and much more. Together, we provide a wide range of services including:

    Evaluation and Program Planning

    • Assessment and eligibility determination for Visual Impairment, in collaboration with IEP teams
    • Evaluation in areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum
    • IEP development, including goal writing, identifying accomodations and modifications
    • Student-centered collaboration, working with both school and community-based service providers

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    • Braille reading and writing
    • Print access
    • Use of low vision devices
    • Use of assistive technology for the visually impaired
    • Auditory skill training

    Curriculum Adaptation

    • Providing accessible lesson materials, including braille, tactile graphics, and models
    • Working with school staff to devise and implement alternative instructional and assessment techniques 

    Providing Accessible Materials and Equipment

    • Textbooks in braille, large print, digital and/or audio formats
    • Low vision equipment including near and distance magnifiers, bold-line paper and slant boards
    • Tactile materials such as braille rulers, raised line drawings and maps
    • Selected technology developed for the visually impaired 

    Orientation and Mobility Services: Safe, Efficient, and Independent Travel

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    • Concept development
    • Route planning
    • Use of travel tools, including monocular, accessible maps, compass and GPS
    • Use of public transportation

    Consultative Services

    • Training and support for classroom teachers and other school staff
    • Teaming with IEP team members, including parents and other specialists 

    Other Programs and Unique Opportunities

    • BVIS/ECC Summer Camp 
    • State Goalball tournament
    • State BVIS Track Meet
    • Daily Living Skills classes
    • Parent and Family events