Visual impairment, also known as vision impairment or vision loss, is a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses. At EPCC, our Vision Impairment (VI) Specialists will conduct assessments in the areas of visual acuity, visual scanning and decoding and determine the impact of the vision loss to the academic ability.
VI Specialists Roles and Responsibilities:
Has primary responsibility for specialized instruction and services required to meet the unique educational needs of her visually impaired students.
Possesses the skills and abilities necessary to provide and coordinate this specialized instruction.
Assists the student, parents, special and regular education personnel, and the student's sighted peers in understanding the unique educational needs and learning characteristics of visually impaired students, and interpreting the visually impaired student's specific eye condition, the educational implications of the visual impairment, and the results of functional vision and learning media assessments.
Consults regularly with the classroom teacher, other regular and special education personnel, parents, and others to coordinate programs and services for the visually impaired student.
Assists the site administrator and teachers in making environmental adjustments for the student in the school.