• Program for the Visually Impaired
     The Mat-Su Borough School District provides district-wide itinerant services for all students who experience a visual impairment or blindness. Dedicated, highly qualified staff- three Certified Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVI) and two Vision Paraprofessionals provide adapted braille, large print, and other materials, a variety of instructional techniques, and great support to students, families, teachers, therapists, and other staff.
     

     Photo of Jacinda Danner   Jacinda Danner, M.Ed.  TVI,  COMS

    Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired
    Nationally Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
     AVISION, LLC 
     
     

     Photo of Lindsay Lee   Lindsay Lee, M.A. TVI

    Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
     

     
     
     
     
    Educating Students with Visual Impairments
    • Provide and adapt all educational materials to meet the student's visual needs

      This may include:
    •  - Braille textbooks and materials
    • - Tactile graphics and illustrations
    • - Large Print textbooks and materials
    • - Tactual Communication Symbols for students with Dual-Sensory Impairments (DSI) or Deaf-blind
    • Teach the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC), nationally mandated educational areas that meet the specific needs of students with visual impairments

      Direct instruction in the  nine areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) to compensate for loss of vision.
    • This includes:
    • - Assistive Technology
    • - Career Education
    • - Compensatory, Communication and Literacy Skills (Braille instruction)
    • - Independent Living Skills
    • - Orientation and Mobility (O&M)
    • - Recreation and Leisure
    • - Self-Determination
    • - Sensory Efficiency Skills
    • - Social Interaction Skills
    • Collaborate closely with all teachers and therapists to ensure success within the classroom and community

     
     
     
     
    Program for the Visually Impaired Activities
    FALL WINTER SPRING
    Braille Club Regional Braille Challenge Tech Expo
        Adapted Downhill Skiing
        Eye and Vision Health
         
         
         
     
      
Last Modified on June 1, 2019