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Visually Impaired
CANCELLED: VI 101 for General Education and Special Education Teachers 9/9/22

ESC-20 provides Supplementary Services for the Visually Impaired (SSVI) in accordance with the comprehensive Regional Plan for Serving Students with Visual Impairments. Specialized training is offered and technical assistance is available upon request.

Important Session Information:

This course is designed to assist general education and special education staff in understanding the role of the Teacher for Students with Visual Impairments (TVI) and the Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) and the unique challenges faced by these service providers in performing their job duties in school, community, and home. With a thorough understanding of the roles of these providers, administrators should be better equipped to support the TVI and COMS on their campuses and their duties.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the eligibility and assessment of students with visual impairments
  • Identify the role of the TVI, COMS and campus staff in evaluating, instructing, and serving a student with visual impairments
  • Recognize the diversity of the of special needs within the population of visually impaired students and be able to identify the role of the TVI and COMs on the educational team regarding students suspected or identified as a student with a visual impairment
  • Compare and contrast the direct instruction vs collaborative consultation models uses by vision professionals in school, home, and community environments
  • Identify solutions or alternatives to overcoming obstacles and barriers impacting the delivery of vision services to students
  • Identify educational implications of visual impairments in the general education classroom
  • Identify appropriate accommodations of accessible materials for students in the general education or special education classroom
Registration for this session has ended

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(3) CPE - TEA Provider #015950
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Octavio Valdez
Maricela Garza
Date Time Location
9/9/2022 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - Canceled
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208
Recommended Event Titles
Visually Impaired
11 sessions

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