Public Schools Program for the Visually Impaired provides several
options to meet the needs of each student. Please read about the
available services listed below to discover what may be suitable for
Visually Impaired Center Classroom
This specialized program in available for students with significant visual impairments.
The Visually Impaired Basics classroom services students with visual
impairments who need daily assistance in order to reach their full
academic potential. These
students receive the expanded core curriculum which includes instruction
in Braille, orientation and mobility, low vision techniques,
independent living skills, and assistive technology. Many of the
students are integrated into the general education curriculum. Daily
support is also given to the general education teacher and building
staff, including adaptation of materials. Classrooms are located at the
preschool, elementary, and secondary level buildings.
Teacher Consultant Services
Consultant Services facilitate the mainstreaming of students in their
educational setting. Services include consultative support to classroom
and building staff, providing adaptive equipment, and may include direct
instruction for students in the expanded core curriculum, which
includes Braille, low vision techniques, independent living skills, and
Impaired Early Intervention Program provides diagnostic evaluations of
visually impaired infants and toddlers in the home and school
environments. The interventions provide support for attaining
developmental milestones for the student.
vision services are available to students who qualify. Services may
include a clinical low vision evaluation, an assessment of appropriate
low vision devices, and the lending of aids for trail within the
classroom. Low vision devices assist students within the classroom for
both near and distant objectives and for travel within the community. A
coordination of services with the Michigan Commission for the Blind and
other agencies is also a benefit provided to the student.
Orientation and Mobility
and Mobility is adaptive travel instruction through which eligible
students learn to travel safely, efficiently, and with purpose.
Orientation and Mobility teaches individuals to travel comfortably and
independently in the school, neighborhood, and community.
For more information about the services available through the Program for the Visually Impaired, contact (734) 744-2615.
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