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Responsibilities of a Teacher of the Visually Impaired

by Angela Stevens on March 30, 2010

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The biggest responsibility of a teacher of the visually impaired, or TVI, is to lead the student’s educational team. While the student will have a 504 or an IEP, and thus a special education teacher assigned to him or her, that special education teacher has not been specifically trained to meet the needs of a visually impaired student. The TVI must help show the special education teacher, classroom teachers, staff, and possibly even the parents what they will need to do in order to make the education environment as effective and enjoyable as possible.

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The specific responsibilities of the TVI will depend greatly on the degree to which the child is visually impaired. [continue reading…]

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