BEFORE REFERRING: CLICK HERE to view our Referral Process
When you are ready:
- CLICK HERE to access our fillable Referral Form
- CLICK HERE to access our Consent Form – please download in Adobe to complete and print for signature
CLICK HERE TO ACCESSING RECORDING OF 2022 SYMPOSIUM SESSION
CLICK HERE to access the Vision Toolbox – for teachers and families
CLICK HERE to access the Blind/Low Vision Recording from our 2021 Fall Symposium
CLICK HERE to access provincial and national standards for the education of children/youth who have vision challenges
CLICK HERE to access learning opportunities including workshops, conferences, webcasts, and online training modules
CLICK HERE to access a local resource for beginner braille
CLICK HERE to access Myvision.org- Improving Internet Accessibility for Individuals with Impaired Vision
Wondering if your child / youth would benefit from accessing vision support services?
Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVIs) support students from early learning programs all the way to graduation who meet the following criteria:
- Visual acuity of 6/21 meters or 20/70 feet or less in a the better eye after correction (glasses or contact lenses); visual acuity is a measurement of vision clarity
- A visual field of 20 degrees or less (peripheral vision)
- Any progressive eye disease with a prognosis of becoming one of the above in a the next few years; or
- An uncorrectable visual problem or reduced visual stamina such that the student functions as if his/her acuity is limited to 20/70 or less
- Cortical Visual Impairment
Vision therapy is not something that a TVI can provide, however, optometrists who are specifically trained in vision therapy are able to offer this service to children/youth. Vision therapy is an individualized treatment program that is used with children who have difficulty with visually processing information such as convergence insufficiency, focusing programs, tracking difficulty, eye teaming or perception challenges. The goal of the therapy is to train the brain to process visual information more efficiently. Vision therapy programs typically involve eye exercises and/or the use of lenses, filters, occluders, and computer programs. The therapy is closely monitored by vision therapists in a clinical setting.
Erin Peterson, Vision Support Teacher
Since 2016, Erin’s role with the team is supporting children/youth that have vision loss. She has a diverse background that she brings to the team. Erin started her career as a rehab assistant, taught on a Hutterite colony, and served as a Learning Support Teacher. She earned her Masters of Special Education (Vision) through University of Northern Colorado. Erin is currently working on her CVI endorsement to assist her students that have cortical vision impairment.
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