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Role of the Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVI)

The Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVI) will:

  • Complete a Functional Vision Assessment
  • Identify the educational implications of different visual impairments
  • Collaborate with team members, including families
  • Create recommendations to maximize the learning environment
  • Determine need for alternative media in the areas of reading and writing such as Braille or large print
  • Provide direct instruction of alternative media in the areas of reading and writing such as Braille or large print
  • Determine need for magnifiers and other optical devices
  • Conduct assessments in the areas of the expanded core curriculum
  • Serve on the team that prepares and monitors the child’s IEP, IFSP or 504 plan
  • Prepare or obtains textbooks and other instructional materials
  • Schedule time to meet with families and educational team members
  • Provide suggestions and strategies for the general education curriculum
  • Provide in-service training for paraprofessionals, teachers, families and any other team members
  • Consult with teachers regarding physical education, art, music, and extra-curricular activities
  • Consult with Low Vision doctors
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