The goal of the VI Program is to ensure educational success for all our students, while preparing them for an independent and rewarding future. Our dedicated Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists play vital roles in the educational experience of our students.
Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVI) assist the visually impaired student along with their parents, other education personnel, and sighted peers in understanding their unique learning characteristics and the educational implications of their specific eye condition. They consult with the parents, classroom teacher and school administrators to coordinate programs and services and make environmental or material adjustments to ensure maximum student participation in all classroom activities.
Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS) nurture independent travel, along with many other life skills, during O & M lessons. These include:
• Concept development for young children
• Directionality and spatial orientation
• Listening skills
• Understanding maps, direction, signs and routes
• Orientation to new areas