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

     

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    Assistive Technology services, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), are available for any student already enrolled at and receiving services from Columbia Regional Program. To find out more, talk to the CRP service provider already working with your student or visit the AT program homepage

     

     

     

BVI Announcements

  • CRP Takes Silver at March 11 Goalball Tournament

    CRP Goalball Team

    CRP's goalball athletes practiced diligently in the weeks leading up to the statewide goalball tournament on March 11. Congratulations to the players, who beat some tough competition to win second place!

    Click here to view a video and slideshow from the tournament! 

     

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