EDU Healthcare offers visually impaired instruction and therapeutic services to school districts through our network of licensed and experienced Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility Specialists. EDU Healthcare Teachers of the Visually Impaired work to bring equal access to educational opportunities to students with limited sight abilities and those experiencing blindness. It is the right of every student to receive information in a manner that they can understand. Blind and visually impaired students deserve to have educators who can implement teaching tools specific to their needs, including but not limited to braille publications, audio descriptions of interactive learning tools, audio books and learning materials, and expanded screen technology. EDU Healthcare Teachers of the Visually Impaired are experienced in providing communication and specialized instruction to blind and visually impaired students. They are well versed in working with a wide range of visual impairments and conditions. They have learned how to use adaptive technology and instructional methods to convey information and educate their students.
Our Orientation and Mobility Specialists provide research-based therapy services for visually impaired students in order that student needs be met. They instruct special education students in travel efficiency, critical thinking, and environmental awareness in order to promote student success both social and academically. Students receiving instruction from our Orientation and Mobility Specialists also benefit from lessons on orientation and mobility, recreation and leisure, independent living skills, and social skills. EDU Healthcare Orientation and Mobility Specialists demonstrate a holistic approach to teaching by integrating their techniques with instruction in the core content subjects of math, language arts, science, and social studies. They also collaborate with other professionals to ensure a safe and accessible learning environment. Our Orientation and Mobility Specialists incorporate assistive technology in therapy sessions to enable students to perform to their full potential. Some of the assistive technology these Orientation and Mobility Specialists use in the classroom include:
• Braille Devices
• Computer-Based Training Software
• Eye Charts
• Writing Guides
• Signature Guides