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Rocky Mountain
School District #6
Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Purpose
Visual impairment is a generic term that covers a range of difficulties with vision and includes the following categories: blind, legally blind, partially sighted, low vision, and cortically visually impaired.
 
For educational purposes, a student with visual impairment is one whose visual acuity is not sufficient for the student to participate with ease in everyday activities. The impairment interferes with optimal learning and achievement and can result in a substantial educational disadvantage, unless adaptations are made in the methods of presenting learning opportunities, the nature of the materials used and/or the learning environment.

Description of Services
The student's educational requirements and any special measures that are to be taken in order to help meet those requirements should be documented in a formal Individual Education Plan.
 
When an IEP is developed, the following needs should be considered:
• orientation and mobility skills;
• visual skills;
• specialized instruction and adaptations for reading and writing (e.g., braille, magnified print, electronic text);
• specialized instruction and adaptations in mathematics (e.g., abacus, Nemeth Code);
• access to technologies (e.g., braille writers and notetakers, audio calculators, computers);
• daily living skills;
• social skills;
• vocational planning and skill development;
• study skills and note-taking strategies; and
• concept development.
 
Access to Teacher of the Visually Impaired

All referrals should be brough​t to the attention of the school-based team and then forwarded to the Assistant Superintendent Learning Services​.

Contact

Your school based team, Learning Services Teacher, or School Principal for additional information.
 
Or
Jennifer Turner R.Psych.
250-342-9243  ext 4674
Email Jennifer Turner​

Rocky Mountain School District #6

District Administration Office 620 4th Street, P.O. Box 430
Invemere, BC V0A 1K0
Phone: 250-342-9243 Fax: 250-342-6966 Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30 Staff Directory
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