Vision Disabilities

Vision Disabilities

The St. Vrain Valley School District’s Vision Program has a wide variety of educational options available to meet the individual needs of students who are blind and visually impaired. Itinerant services from a Teacher of Students who are Blind and Visually Impaired are offered throughout the district for children ages 3-21 years old.

Staff members travel to district schools to provide academic services and support for students who are blind and visually impaired according to their Individualized Education Program (IEP). Students receive programming based on the Expanded Core Curriculum in the areas of:

-Compensatory or Functional Academic Skills

-Orientation & Mobility

-Social Interaction Skills

-Independent Living Skills

-Recreation and Leisure Skills

-Career Education

-Sensory Efficiency Skills

-Self-Determination

-Assistive Technology

The Vision Department also provides educational materials for students who are blind and visually impaired according to their academic needs (braille, enlarged print, tactual or alternative format). Orientation & Mobility is offered as a related service and involves teaching travel skills within various environments (school, indoors, outdoors, residential, semi-business, business, transportation systems, etc.).

For further information, please contact our service providers:

 

Julie Hutchinson (Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments/O&M Specialist), Office Tel. 303-776-8674; Email: hutchinson_julia@svvsd.org

Liz Wieder (Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments), Office Tel. 303-776-8674; Email: wieder_elizabeth@svvsd.org

Carol Love (Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments/O&M Specialist), Office Tel. 303-776-8674; Email: love_carol@svvsd.org

Andrea Johnson-Navarro (Braillist), Office Tel. 303-776-8674; Email: johnsonnavaro_andrea@svvsd.org