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Visual Impairment



Purpose/Function

Teacher Consultant for the Visually Impaired (TCVI) services are available to students whose vision deficits results in a visual impairment or blindness and is determined eligible for special education services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP). 

Regardless of whether the visual impairment or blindness is a primary, secondary, or tertiary disability, the student requires specially designed instruction to ensure access to the general education curriculum.  The objective is for the student to be functional, with accommodations, within the educational program environment.

TCVI staff focus on providing instruction, strategies, and recommendations for accommodations, adaptations or modifications that develop skills to improve the student’s performance of tasks and activities important and necessary for successful school functioning. Recommendations of task adaptations, task modifications, and assistive devices may be necessary to optimize the student’s performance in the school setting.

The TCVI works closely with school staff to help students acquire functional abilities necessary to access educational materials and curriculum.  Classroom observations assist in the development an understanding of the student’s present level of performance. 

In order for students to receive TCVI services under IDEA Part B, the federal law requires that students be eligible for special education.  In this manner, TCVIs serve in a supportive role, helping students participate in and benefit from special education. 

The method and frequency of services necessary to support students within the educational environment is determined through the VI evaluation and IEP processes. 

TCVI Contact Name and Email Address 

MISD Form 2 Vision Services Referral Process

Eye Report Form