Serving people with vision and hearing loss throughout North Carolina

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- 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

    Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) Services- Perkins CVI Endorsed

    • CVI Range Assessments
    • Collaboration and material adaptation with educational team

    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

    Braillist

    • 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 Interpreter

    • 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 Facilitator

    • 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

    Educational Audiologist

    • Provide suggestions and evidence for necessary services and assistive technology within the school setting
    • Counsel children to promote personal responsibility and maintenance of one's own listening devices
    • Collaborate with medical professionals and the IEP team to facilitate an effective listening environment
    • Conduct hearing screenings and evaluations
    • Provide consultation in regard to the selection, purchase, installation, maintenance, calibration and utilization of audiologic equipment

    Call 919-480-8800