Serving People with Visual Impairments, Hearing Loss, and Exceptional Needs

Our Services


    Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) Services

    • Provide direct instruction in the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC)
    • Consultative services for students, families, staff- how best to meet and support the unique needs of the VI student
    • Functional Vision Assessments, Learning Media Assessments, CVI Assessments- as requested by the IEP team
    • Braille transcription and production
    • Assistive Technology support and training
    • Equipment and material recommendations, including APH
    • IEP development and implementation
    • In-service trainings for staff working with students with Visual Impairments
    • Mentorship for TVIs

    Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Services- safe and independent travel skills

    • Provide direct instruction in schools, homes, community and work sites
    • Consultative services for students, families, teachers/staff- how to keep the student safe while supporting independence
    • Equipment recommendation and ordering (canes, adaptive mobility equipment)
    • IEP development and implementation
    • In-service trainings for staff working with students with Visual Impairments

    Braillists (Braille Transcription)

    • Responsible for assisting the TVI in the classroom
    • Assist in the collection and correlation of materials used in the general education classrooms and special education classrooms
    • Produce tactile materials for use by students who use braille
    • Transcribe materials into braille, according to student's reading ability
    • Support student in the general education classroom
    • On-site and off-site braille production is available

    Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (TOD) Services

    • Direct instruction in schools, homes, daycares 
    • Develop and monitor language and communication skills
    • Develop auditory listening skills
    • Identify and assess students' language vocabulary levels
    • Functional Listening Assessment (FLA), Vocabulary Assessment (Expressive and Receptive skills) as requested by the IEP team
    • Initial and ongoing assessments to guide the Communication Plan Worksheet and appropriate IEP goals
    • Review medical and educational information
    • Consultative services for students, families and staff
    • Equipment recommendations
    • Adaptation of classroom materials
    • IEP development and implementation
    • In-service training to use assistive technology and amplification equipment

      Sign Language Interpreters

    • Responsible for assisting the TOD in the classroom
    • Provide interpreting services to deaf/hard of hearing students in regular classrooms
    • Voice interpreting, as needed 
    • Conferring with regular classroom teachers and TOD
    • Assist in the collection and correlation of materials used in the general education classrooms and special education classrooms
    • Conduct initial and ongoing assessments

     Spoken Language Facilitators

    • Facilitates spoken communication between the student who is deaf/hard of hearing and his/her peers and adults within the school environment
    • Documents and monitors students' comprehension needs of auditory information
    • Previews instructional lessons and materials to ensure accurate facilitation and application of instructional content in the classroom
    • Oversees daily maintenance and use of assistive listening technologies and performing basic troubleshooting, as needed

    Exceptional Children Teachers

    • Provide specially designed instruction to exceptional students
    • Model instructional strategies and monitor instruction for students with special needs
    • Provide lesson plans and modifications for the classroom teacher
    • Develop IEPs and attend IEP meetings
    • Monitor data collection
    • Consultation, collaboration, and communication with parents and educational team

    Interim Exceptional Children Directors Available 

    • Experienced former and retired EC Directors can serve as Interim EC Directors in a temporary capacity.  

    Vision and Hearing Screenings

    • Efficient and accurate full-service grade level screenings on school site
    • Detailed reports that meet the referral/eligibility requirements of IDEA
    • Mass vision screenings are recommended in grades 1, 3 and 5 and again in middle school and high school
    • Starting at $10 per student

     

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