The mission of Teaching Students with Visual Impairments is to provide all persons involved in the student's education with the necessary resources they need to help each student become successful members of their communities and to equip those in the visual impairment field with a readily available resource to meet the wide range of needs of the students they serve.
If you are entering, or currently in the vision field, you will find information related to all areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum as well as other resources related to all aspects of instructing students with visual impairments and adapting the environment, materials, and method of instruction. You will also find information on teaching strategies, professional development opportunities, and resources to continue your professional growth.
If you are a classroom teacher, therapist or administrator unfamiliar with working with students who are blind or visually impaired, this site will assist you in preparing and creating a learning environment that is adapted to meet the unique needs of the students and to help you confidently teach them.
The Program section includes all the information to support your Visual Impairment program. Topics include resources for the VI program, career resources, roles of vision professionals, in-service training, history, and parent resources.
The VI Services section provides information specific to referrals for VI services, components of vision exams, how to interpret the information in the medical eye report, conducting the FVE LMA and other vision-specific evaluations and putting the information into the student’s IEP.
Students who are blind or visually impaired, require adaptations to the environment, materials, and instruction to have access to the curriculum. Each student with a visual impairment will have his or her own unique visual needs. These needs will depend on the students' visual impairment as well as other disabilities.
This section provides information, resources, and strategies in teaching all nine areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum: Compensatory, Sensory Efficiency, Assistive Technology, Independent Living, Social Skills, Orientation & Mobility, Career Education, Recreation & Leisure, and Self Determination.
Become a member for FREE to access the Printable VI Program Templates to support your district's vision program. Simply click on Log In|Register in the navigation bar at the top of the page and follow the directions to register and create your password.
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This page provides answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Hi! I'm Carmen Willings. Welcome to Teaching Students with Visual Impairments! I developed this web resource to support fellow TVI's and to educate those new to the field of visual impairments in how to best support students who are blind or visually impaired.
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