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Professional Development

Welcoming Students with Visual Impairment to Your School

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Missouri School for the Blind, St. Louis, MO

Registration ends September 12, 2014
Registration offered at NO cost to participants

This session is intended to provide information to teachers and paraprofessionals who are or will be providing services to students with visual impairments. The training will use Welcoming Students with Visual Impairment to Your School: A Guide for Training Public School Personnel and Families about the Needs of Students with Visual Loss published by Perkins School for the Blind as a framework. Topics will include an overview for teachers and paraprofessionals of the abilities and needs of a student with visual impairment and begin to help them to develop their own accommodations to meet the needs of individual students who attend their school. Additional topics will include orientation and mobility and social skills.

For more information, contact:

Annette Miller, Outreach Services

314-776-4320, ext. 1240

annette.miller@msb.dese.mo.gov


VIISA Course II: Serving Preschoolers (3-5)
with Vision Impairment in Center-based Settings

November 12-14, 2014

March 18-20, 2015
Chesterfield, MO

Registration ends October 17, 2014

VIISA Course II: Serving Preschoolers (3-5) with Vision Impairment in Center-based Settings covers topics related to the unique needs of preschoolers who are vision impaired, including: interaction with others (language, social skills, play); literacy issues; determining reading medium; daily living skills; family involvement; cognition and concept development; orientation and mobility (O&M); preschoolers with additional impairments; assessment and the IEP; and choosing school placement and transition.

For more information, contact:

Annette Miller, Outreach Services

314-776-4320, ext. 1240

annette.miller@msb.dese.mo.gov


 

Coursework Leading to Certification as Teacher of the Visually Impaired: The Envision Program

To learn more about the Visually Impaired Program, please visit the website at:
http://www.missouristate.edu


Training and Certification (undergraduate and graduate)

Boston College (deafblindness)
California State University, Los Angeles (VI, O&M)
California State University, Northridge (deafblindness)
Columbia University (deafblindness)
Dominican College (VI)
Eastern Michigan University (VI)
Florida State University (VI, O&M)
Hunter College of the City University of New York (deafblindness, VI, O&M)
Illinois State University (VI)
Kutztown State University (VI)
Massey University at Albany (O&M)
Missouri State University (VI, O&M)
Mohawk College (O&M)
North Carolina Central University (deafblindness, VI, O&M)
Northern Illinois University (VI, O&M)
Ohio State University (VI)
Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt University (VI)
Pennsylvania College of Optometry (VI)
Portland State University (VI)
San Diego State University (deafblindness)
San Francisco State University (VI, O&M)
South Carolina State University (O&M)
Stephen F. Austin State University (VI, O&M)
Teachers College, Columbia University (VI)
Texas Tech University (deafblindness, VI, O&M)
University of Alabama at Birmingham (deafblindness, VI)
University of Arizona (deafblindness, VI)
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (VI, O&M)
University of Kansas (deafblindness)
University of Louisville (VI)
University of Massachusetts at Boston (VI)
University of Nebraska, Lincoln (VI)
University of Northern Colorado (VI)
University of North Dakota (VI)
University of Northern Iowa (VI)
University of Pittsburgh (VI, O&M)
University of Toledo (VI)
Western Michigan University (VI, O&M)