The Vision Services Department at Stark County Educational Service Center provides school-based vision services including functional vision assessment, CVI Range assessment, Orientation and Mobility evaluation, instruction in areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum (which includes braille, assistive technology, orientation and mobility training, to name a few), consultation for school personnel and families, and support with procuring braille and adapted materials for students in SCESC affiliate districts.
Our Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TSVIs):
- evaluate educational needs of visually impaired students using tools including the traditional functional vision assessment, as well as The CVI Range.
- provide direct/consultative services for students, teachers, parents, and paraprofessionals.
- teach braille, use of low vision devices, and/or other adaptive technology.
- research and assist districts in ordering braille/large print books, audible books, adaptive devices, and other educational materials.
- provide/assist with adapting classroom material (tests, worksheets, etc.) into accessible formats.
- provide training to school personnel in providing accommodations and services and adapting materials.
- develop IEP goals and objectives as related to vision needs.
- attend MFE, IEP and other district meetings as requested.
- make referrals to other agencies, as appropriate.
Our Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist (COMS):
- Provides training in concept development, gait and balance, auditory skills related to travel, pre-cane protective skills, cane skills, and additional indoor and outdoor travel skills.
- Provides direct and consultative services for students, teachers, parents, and district paraprofessionals.
- Develops IEP goals and objectives specific to O&M needs.
- Attends MFE, IEP and other district meetings as requested.
Our local braille production center:
- Provides literary UEB braille, Nemeth math and graphics to support the curriculum as requested.
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