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Blind Low Vision Services

Blind/Low Vision Services

The Wabash Miami Area Program services Manchester Community Schools, MSD of Wabash County, Peru Community Schools, and Wabash City Schools. Students who are Blind or have Low Vision are served in the above 4 corporations.

According to Article 7, Blind or Low Vision means a disability that even with best correction affects the student’s ability to use vision for learning, which adversely affects the student’s educational performance.

Continuum of BLV Services

Assistive Technology

Students who are BLV may need assistive technology to access the curriculum. Many students use magnifying devices which range from low-tech to very high-tech, such as video and hand-held magnifiers.

Related Services

Some students require additional support through the use of a trained paraprofessional.

Indirect Services

Some students require the services of a Teacher for Students who are Blind or have Low Vision (TSBLV) to be in communication with general education as well as special needs teachers in assessing, suggesting accommodations, assisting others in adapting materials and supplying necessary equipment and strategies to make the BLV student successful.

Direct Services

Some students require the services of a Teacher for Students who are Blind or have Low Vision to also supply direct services on an itinerant basis.

Parent Communication

The Teacher for Students who are Blind or have Low Vision also keeps in contact with the parents either directly or through the teacher of service in the building in which the student attends. Support to the parents is given in many ways. Communication may be through names and numbers of optometrists/ophthalmologists or workshops available for students/parents in the area. Blind/Low Vision services offered through the Outreach program at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired can also be facilitated by the TSBLV.

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