Program for the Visually Impaired
Our program serves the needs of visually impaired students as indicated by their Individualized Educational Programs. The majority of students attend their neighborhood schools and are served by an Itinerant Teacher of Visually Impaired.
Teachers of Visually Impaired work with the students towards the goals in their IEPs. These goals address the development and maintenance of special skills needed as a result of the visual impairment and may include one or more of the following: visual efficiency skills, Braille skills, keyboarding, computer skills, assistive technology, use of specialized equipment, orientation and mobility, self advocacy, concept development, daily living skills, pre-vocational skills, etc.
Some of the specialized equipment and materials required by the students are:
- daily worksheets, assignments, and tests in large print or Braille
- books in large print, Braille or on tape
- adapted tape recorders
- appropriate optical aids, magnifiers, CCTV
- Braillewriters, electronic Braille notetakers, computers
- assistive technology software and equipment
- talking calculators, electronic dictionaries
- special paper, pens, tactile materials
- manipulatives for concept development
- vision stimulation materials
- adapted materials for daily living and functional skills