Vision Therapy

Teacher of the Visually Impaired 
The Teacher of the Visually Impaired provides instruction in Braille, assistive technology, and compensatory techniques. The service we provide is called vision education or vision instruction, not to be confused with vision therapy, vision training or behavioral optometry which is provided by optometrists. 

Orientation and Mobility Teacher 
Orientation and mobility (O&M) instruction enables blind and low vision students to learn safe and purposeful travel. 

O&M training is designed to improve the student's grasp of spatial and environmental concepts and use of information received by the senses for negotiating travel. We teach the use of low vision aids and/or the long cane to supplement visual travel skills for navigating the environment. 

Orientation and Mobility Paraprofessional 
Mobility Paraprofessionals are mandated for select visually impaired students who receive O&M instruction. They are only mandated to students who are unsafe independent travelers in the school upon completion of an evaluation from an O&M expert.