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ROAD CONSTRUCTION - LAKE AVE & GRISWOLD
BEGINNING FRIDAY, APR 16 FOR 4 WEEKS - There will be no westbound traffic on Griswold Rd at Lake Ave. Westbound Griswold Rd drivers will need to detour south on Lake Ave to west on Adelbert St. to north on Murray Ridge Rd to Griswold Rd.
Eastbound drivers on Griswold Rd approaching Lake Ave also should use Adelbert St. as there will be long delays and the intersection may be closed for a time.

Visually Impaired

Itinerant Teachers of the Visually Impaired provide a wide range of services to students and school districts in compliance with local, state, and federal legislation. The teachers participate with district evaluation teams in qualifying students under state guidelines, assist in developing program plans, provide direct and consultative services, and facilitate appropriate materials for individual students.


What does a Teacher of the Visually Impaired do?

  • Interpret eye reports and conduct functional vision evaluations to help teams determine student qualification and needs

  • Help school teams to better understand how vision impacts student learning and assist in developing effective program plans including ETRs and IEPs

  • Provide instruction in Braille

  • Provide instruction in how to use low vision aids

  • Coordinate/order braille or enlarged materials for the district, in most cost-effective manner

  • Conduct workshops/in-services for staff on effective strategies for students with visual impairments

  • Refer to appropriate agencies for assistive technology evaluation

  • Teach children with varying abilities who are blind or have low vision- deafblind, multiple disabilities, students fully included, vocational students, Pre-K through graduation

  • Teach students daily living skills under the umbrella of the Expanded Core Curriculum

  • Teach students about their visual impairments and how to advocate for their needs and accommodations

  • Collaborate with classroom teachers and other professionals to be sure students with visual impairments have access to all aspects of the curriculum

  • Communicate and work closely with parents of children with visual impairments so that they can become key players on their child’s educational team


The VI program at the ESC has received the Local Braille Production Center Grant that was fully funded providing the ESC TVIs with an embosser to be able to create and produce braille materials for students within the districts.

ANGELA BARNES

Teacher of Visually Impaired
440.324.5777 x1121 

BROOKE LEWIS, M.Ed.,TVI, COMS

Teacher of Visually Impaired/Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist
440.324.5777 x1122 

JAMIE MAASSEN

Director of Special Education Services
440.324.5777 x1155