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Visual Impairment: Statewide Activities / Education Careers

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Statewide Activities

Regional Low Vision Evaluation Clinics

Five regional clinics are sponsored, through IDEA funds, in the western, southern, metro, and northern areas of the state. These clinics are available to Colorado public school students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) who qualify under the eligibility category of “visual impairment, including blindness.”

Please note that the Regional Low Vision Evaluation Clinics are postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Paperwork for the LVE Clinic include:

To help students and their parents prepare for a Colorado Low Vision Clinic, the CSDB Outreach Program has created a video entitled An Introduction to a Colorado Low Vision Evaluation Clinic.

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Professional Learning (Blindness/Visual Impairment)

2020-2021 Deaf-Blindness Webinar Series

April 29, 2021 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Session 6: Why Aren't You Paying Attention? Influences and Outcomes

Presented by Dr. Robin Greenfield, this presentation will discuss the topic of attention and the role it plays in the education of children, particularly children who are deaf-blind. Participants will learn what attention might look like for a child who is deaf-blind, what sustains a child’s attention, and what impact a distraction or interruption has on attention. They will also learn about the myths of multitasking and have the opportunity to engage in activities that look at their own attention.

May 13, 2021 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Session 7: Seventeen Rants about Communication

Presented by Maurice Belote. Communication is at the core of everything we do with children and youth who are deafblind. Supporting students who are deafblind to become proficient communicators can challenge family members and even the most skilled and experienced educators. The session will review features of communication that are unique to children who are deafblind and/or who have significant support needs, including the impact of stress and anxiety on communication, using authentic assessment data to drive decision making, managing large transdisciplinary teams, and debunking the myth that it is ever too late to become a competent communicator.

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Education Careers Working with Students

Braillist

 

Braille Textbook Transcriber

 

Licensed and Endorsed Special Education Specialist: Visually Impaired/Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI)

 

Licensed and Endorsed School Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS)

 

Licensure information in Colorado

 

University

 


For more information on state-wide activities, Education Careers or Professional Development for Visual Impairment including Blindness, please contact:

Tanni Anthony, Blindness/Low Vision Specialist
Phone:  303-866-6681
Email Tanni Anthony

 

 

 


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