Joliet Public Schools | District 86

 

Vision Support Itinerant Services

Vision Support Itinerant Services is a program designed for students who demonstrate a significant visual impairment, as documented by an eye specialist that requires specially designed instruction to access the educational program. Assessment focuses on use of vision for educational purposes as well as the need for specialized equipment and the adaption of materials. The vision itinerant teacher provides services to students who are fully mainstreamed or enrolled in special education classes within the school district.

The goal of the program is to promote attainment of the educational goals and objectives found in the student's IEP and to develop interventions that allow the student to benefit from the program he/she is enrolled in. The itinerant services can be provided in a direct one to one intervention with the student and/or in consultation and collaboration with the educational team. As part of the services, the Itinerant will train the students to use specialized assistive technology, including screen magnification and screen reading software, hand held magnifiers, Braille, talking and large display calculators, e-texts, audible books, and low tech equipment needed to address the student's individual needs. The frequency, extent and focus of such services are determined based on the recommendations of the IEP team.

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