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    Services for the Visually Impaired
     
    Students with visual impairments have unique learning needs that must be addressed if they are going to access the regular core curriculum and become independent adults.  Certified Teachers of the Visually Impaired (CTVI) are critical to the academic and social success for students with visual impairments.  The CTVIs employed by Alvin ISD are committed to the success of each student who is served within the cooperative.  Provision of and training in the use of appropriate assistive technology, direct instruction, and teacher and staff consultation are key activities that our CTVI teachers engage in to ensure student progress.
     
    Orientation and Mobility (O&M) services are a related service provided to students with visual impairments.  These services, which are implemented by a Certified O&M Specialist, assist students in learning to travel safely and independently through a variety of environments.  The Orientation and Mobility Specialists employed by Alvin ISD are committed to ensure independence in mobility for students with visual impairments both at school and in the community setting.
     
    For additional information on the provision of services to students with visual impairments, please contact:
     
    Michael Anne Bryant 
    Lead Teacher of the Visually Impaired
    (281)-245-2451
     
     
     
    Additional Resources:
     
    Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
    (800) 252-5204
     
    Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)
    (512) 454-8631
     
    Texas State Library
    (800) 252-9605