Professional practice should include standards for high-quality instruction as well as ongoing professional development to remain current on best practice. As with any profession, Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments as well as Orientation and Mobility Specialists can face ethical issues. It is important to follow personally as well as industry professionals standards to address issues.
This page provides information on putting together a VI Program Handbook. This handbook contains all the vital information TVI's will want to carry with them when serving students who are blind or visually impaired.
An important component of program management involves caseload analysis to determine the need for changes in staffing based on current students and projection for growth with population changes.
Itinerant teaching can be very rewarding but can also be challenging. This page provides suggestions on staying organized as well as other tips for fellow itinerant teachers.
Itinerant teaching can be very rewarding but can also be challenging. This page provides suggestions on time management, planning the year and other tips for fellow itinerant teachers.
The classroom teacher is responsible for instructing the student in the core curriculum as well as collaborating with the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI) and other support staff to ensure that the student's unique needs are being met. This page details the role of the general education teacher.
It can be beneficial, and in some cases necessary, to formally instruct those new to the vision field, team members, or peers with the opportunity to experience some of what it is like to be blind or have a visual impairment. This page provides suggestions for activities to use when planning an in-service.
People who are sighted can often feel apprehensive when encountering, conversing with or teaching a student who is blind or visually impaired. This page provides suggestions on what to do when you interact with or talk about a person who is blind or visually impaired.
Free Matter for the Blind
If the student is legally blind, remember that he is entitled to send and receive certain materials through the US Postal Service for free. Materials such as textbooks, educational materials, Braille letters, and books on tape from The Library for the Blind may be mailed without postage. The package/envelope must have the words "free matter for the blind" stamped or handwritten on them. It is important to remember that these materials must be for the use of someone who is legally blind so be cautious.
Sign up for free membership to access the FREE downloadable handbooks and handouts on the Free Printables page along with access to the Goal Bank pages. Simply click on the Log In | Register link in the navigation bar. If you haven't joined yet, you will be prompted to create a password.
Purchase the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC Complete Set and immediately unlock the pages within the ECC Complete Set Bonus including bonus printables, interactive sensory stories, interactive matching activities, interactive choice making activities, job task box activities and MORE! This is my way of continuing to support you and say "Thank you!" for choosing to purchase the Complete Set.
TVI's Guide Complete Set Bundle + BONUS Resources
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The TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC Complete Set includes the following:
The LOTTO Cards Grab and Go Supplement includes 37 theme related unit cards along with activity suggestions that support activities within the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC.
On My Way File Folder Cards
Print and use these cards to represent locations the student may visit that are related to the current thematic unit. Use these with the On My Way File Folder Game outlined in the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC p. 27.
NEW! Access to TVI's Guide Bonus Membership Pages
Bonus pages include tutorials, printables, interactive sensory story downloads, and interactive choice making, matching and visual discrimination computer games (PowerPoint based interactive games), and job task activities.
All products are digital pdf downloads. Once you make your purchase you will be directed to an order confirmation page where you will find the download link. This download will also be included on the receipt sent to the email address you provide. The pdf download can be found directly under the order number. If you encounter any difficulty, please let me know and I can assist you. Once you purchase the complete set you will have immediate access to the bonus pages!
*Please contact me if you need to purchase using a purchase order. I am happy to help guide you in the process of adding Teaching Students with Visual Impairments as an approved vendor for your school or program or you can visit the product support page for information on using a PO.
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